Dwarf conifers such as columnar blue spruce offer focal interest. (Photo by Brendan Zwelling)

Designing with dwarf conifers

Karen York

Available in a huge range of textures, shapes and colours, dwarf conifers are nothing short of striking and can make a big impact in any-sized garden.

An example of conifer needle drop on white pine. (Garden Making photo)

Conifers dropping needles

Judith Adam

With conifers dropping needles in autumn, how to tell difference between needle drop (a natural process of renewal) and needle cast (a disease symptom).

Our native white cedar (Thuja occidentalis). Photo from Humber Nurseries.

Choosing conifer trees

Kat Fox

Choosing conifer trees is a big deal. It’s no wonder new gardeners (and maybe not just new gardeners!) start to get nervous when making their choice.

‘Vanderwolf’s Pyramid’ limber pine. Photo by Judith Adam

Long-needled pines

Judith Adam

When there’s a thin blanket of snow on the ground, I’m grateful for every conifer in my landscape, especially those with long soft needles.

Fall needle cast

Explaining needle cast

Judith Adam

Lots of plants are falling down in the garden, or at least are on a deep slant (grasses, phlox, asters), ...

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