Conifers – trees that bear cones and needles

These trees usually stay green all year round. Perfect for a happy garden in all seasons! Not to mention easy-to-light fire starters in winter…

5 keys for a beautiful winter garden

How should you care for your garden in winter? Snezana Gerbault, an agronomist and engineer, packed all her tips in book that was prized in several recent events.
Beautiful old flower pod under falling snow in a garden

Cypress canker

Cypress canker is really the only disease known to this conifer. Although generally quite hardy, a canker infection can devastate
Disease killing cypress trees

Cypress tree, a superb conifer

The cypress is certainly one of the kings of the conifers to establish elegant hedges, but it is also remarkable as a standalone specimen.
Cypress alleyway

Thuja, a true hedge conifer

Thuja isn’t the most elegant conifer, nor is it a hedge shrub that is particularly supportive of biodiversity, but it does, however, excel in cutting off the view for intrusive onlookers.
Backlit branch of thuja against a black background

Juniper, a very ornamental shrub

Juniper is a very cute little conifer, famous for its berries from which alcohol is produced and that is also called juniperus.
genevrier

A green balcony, even in winter

Don’t leave your garden boxes and pots empty during the cold season: many plants will let you landscape your balcony with plants in winter.
A balcony in winter overloaded with green ivy and red and white cyclamen flowers.

Reducing thuja, a battered look for a year, before bursting back!

Thuja, or Arborvitae, is a long-living tree that just keeps growing. If you miss a few pruning seasons, you’ll have to cut it back hard! Here’s what Michel experienced. Read also: Planting and caring for thuja Evergreen hedges, a good idea? Hedge pruning, timing, tips A short note before beginning, from Michel himself: I think […]
Large thuja needing to be cut back heavily
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