Tag: foliage

Ferns Are Shady But Cool

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UNITED STATES—It could be either an asset or a liability. With few exceptions, ferns do not want to be too exposed to direct sunlight...

Conifers Have A Woodsy Style

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UNITED STATES—Conifers are the most prominent forest trees in North America, but are notably scarce in home gardens. Except for compact varieties of juniper...

Fall For Colors Of Fall

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UNITED STATES—Mild winter weather on the West Coast limits the choices for autumn color. So many of the trees, shrubs, vines and perennials that...

Leaves Are Starting To Fall

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UNITED STATES—Autumn color is different every year. Sometimes, early and sudden cool weather after a mild summer promotes good foliar color that lingers longer...

Variegated Foliage Brightens Shady Spots

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UNITED STATES—Up at high elevations and out in deserts, where sunlight is most intense, plants can actually get more exposure than they need. The...

Ferns Are Made For Shade

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UNITED STATES—Without color or fragrance of flowers, ferns provide some of the most distinctive foliage in the garden. They do not turn color in...

Conifers And Other Evergreen Foliage

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UNITED STATES—'Conifer' and 'evergreen' are almost synonymous. Of the two, 'evergreen' is the more familiar term. Some people do not know what a 'conifer'...
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