This gardener’s pets tend to come from the conifer category this time of year. Barney (above) will be pressed into service as our Christmas tree this year. I may keep it in a large pot close to the house, where its unique form and color can be truly appreciated. You may get another peek at this guy once he’s decked out in lots of bling.
You wouldn’t know it now, but the above adoptee passed for dead (playing possum). Once the deadwood was trimmed away and wiggle room provided in a bigger pot, this guy got his handsome on. He wants to be BIG so I’m holding off releasing him into the ground until the right spot makes itself known.
Look familiar? The only one of this trio to have been planted out is making an encore performance, cuz I love, love, love him. Danger Garden is the place to see what Loree is loving right now. Be sure to follow the comments at the end of her post to find other favorites in the month of November.
Sweet! Love the selection. ‘Boulevard’ is one I have been thinking of too…hmmm…..you definitely have the room for that guy. I featured one in the Joy Creek post on Facebook coming up tomorrow, Mike said it was a few years old.
I looked around the garden but somehow missed seeing ‘Boulevard’. No matter how often I cruise the garden at JC, I always see something new.
Your Boulevard Cypress, is beautiful. It’s really hard to believe he was a goner before your rescued him. Nice job, girl! Conifers make me so happy this time of year.
That other conifer, some sort of Hinoki, is still waiting for a little TLC.
Barney Is an absolute doll!
p.s. from now on I want to call this feature “favoritism friday”…that is just awesome.
Hah! Glad you approve of the turn of phrase.
Oh, I can see why you love these guys. Trees are people, too, and your friends are certainly fabulous. 🙂
Trees are around long enough to form a relationship…outlasting many people.
Conifers for your climate are like Agaves for mine–they “work”. Enjoyed seeing your favorites of this moment, which are exotics here.
I love my conifers and will try not to be TOO jealous of your Agaves and Aloes.
Conifers are really wonderful. You have some nice ones there.
I’m looking forward to watching them grow.
That Thujopsis can make an encore performance any time! What a great comeback for Boulevard. Gotta love those rescue plants that reward your patience and care so well.
Amazing what a little TLC can do.
Nice faves. Aren’t we lucky to live in a climate that allows us to grow so many lovely evergreens to help us through the cold, dark, wet months?
It does seem to make them seem less cold, dark and wet.
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