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Encroaching conifers obscure a stand of oak in Redwood National Park.
In winter conifers have little competition other than the leafless broad-leaved trees with attractive bark, such as the paper bark birches, the dazzling white of Betula jacquemonti glittering like an ice maiden against the blue sky on a cold winter's day.
Gardeners who love a riot of colour all year may dismiss conifers as dull, boring specimens which add little to the glory of the garden.
In fact, most conifers are actually slow growing, such as Thuja Rheingold or Juniperus Bluestar, which is why they have been in ornamental gardens for time immemorial.
The team supervised by Professor Jean Bousquet, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Forest and Environmental Genomics, came to this conclusion after analyzing the genome of conifers and comparing it to that of flowering plants.
Under the Plan it, Plant it this Autumn' campaign, National Conifer Week, which takes place September 29 to October 7, aims to change perceptions of conifers and give them the recognition they deserve.
As information about the specimen is provided by the user for the characteristics, conifers in the Conifer ID database are gradually eliminated as possible candidates for the specimen's identity.
Some early conifers produced the type of amber familiar to gem collectors today.
If you thought that conifers were just for big gardens, think again.
As National Conifer Week starts today, garden centres nationwide will be holding demonstrations and advice sessions on all aspects of conifers to show the versatility of these plants.
THINK of conifers and most people often don't think beyond the Leylandii hedge, but just think of what they can really offer your garden.
Conifer and heather borders can also look fantastic all-year round if you pick conifers with a wide range of leaf colours and stem heights, forming a backdrop to a range of heathers at the front of the border which flower at different times of the year to provide the ultimate low-maintenance, high-impact border.
Conifer and heather borders can also look fantastic all year round if you pick conifers with a wide range of leaf colours and stem heights, forming a backdrop to a range of heathers at the front of the border which flower at different times of the year to provide the ultimate low-maintenance, high-impact border.