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I've caught the conifer bug

Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

Spent the day planting my new passion--conifers. Of course I like 'em odd. Here's some pics...

Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

Picea abies 'cobra'
I know this one takes patience but a great payoff

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Pseudotsuga menziesii 'emerald twister'

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Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

Pinus contorta 'taylors sunburst'.
Not so odd and on the verge of showing off

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Picea engelmanii 'snake'

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Pinus strobus 'angel falls'

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Lititz, PA(Zone 6b)

Well done, my favorite there is the contorta. I hope they bring you years of beauty and joy!

Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

Thanks. I'll keep posting as I keep planting. I've got a slew of them to get in the ground...

Norridgewock, ME(Zone 5a)

Welcome to conifer addiction , it is a delightful malady. You might want to check out the American Conifer Society to connect with fellow addicts.
http://www.conifersociety.org

Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

Picea orientalis 'skylands'

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Central, MD(Zone 7a)

Cobra is pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to see what it looks like in 5, 10 years. Keep updating this original post! Lol.

Caldwell, NJ(Zone 6a)

I like your selections, Try some Abies Koreana dwarfs

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

I'm boring, I like the Skylands best. Have fun!

Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

Pinus strobus 'gold painted'

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Pinus strobus 'contorta'

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Pinus strobus 'stony brook'

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Pinus strobus 'national life'

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Abies concolor 'brady #2'

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Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

Larix kaempferi 'diana'

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Abies alba 'green spiral'

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Central, MD(Zone 7a)

Holy smokes you weren't kidding. I'm impressed with your enthusiasm.

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Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

I really am hoping to create a place where other enthusiasts can visit and enjoy. Gonna take a while but fun along the way...

Central, MD(Zone 7a)

Well I applaud you on your effort. It will be something else I'm sure. Maybe you will be known as the "other" man who loved conifers.

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

While not conifers...I'd offer that enthusiasts often appreciate diversity and companionship in plantings. There are a whole lot of things that help set off the consistency of conifers - not the least of which might include a viburnum or two...

Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

Hmmm. I'm sure next week I'll be on to something to compliment them.

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

How about some nice ginkgo's? You may not be aware there are some cool cultivars...
Oops, I guess they're also conifers.
Then, maybe pink flamingo's?

Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

Yeah, I have 31 different ginkgoes to work into the plan. Once the blisters callous up.

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Make Weerobin cry by describing the Ginkgos you had to leave behind in Chicago...

Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

I already heard the sad tale... very depressing.
But nothing like a blank palette to perk right back up!

Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

Good attitude. Here's a new one. 'california sunset'

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Chamaecyparis nootkatensis 'bokyo sundown'

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Picea omorika 'pendula bruns'

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Picea abies 'aarburg'

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Norwalk, IA(Zone 5b)

Gonna be nice when they all get grown in a bit. Where did you find the Ch, Nootkatensis Bokyo Sundown??? Looks cool.

Kyle :-)

Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

Gee Farms. The color is awesome in person.

Niles, MI(Zone 5a)

Ginkgo biloba "todd's wb'

Finally in the ground. Had this one since he was 6 inches tall.

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Sciadopitys verticallata 'yellow dream'

New location after some sunburn

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Acer saccharum 'newton sentry'

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Saint Louis, MO(Zone 6a)

I hope that wide open space behind monumentale isn't all yours ... ?
It might be time to investigate the 12 steps to conifer sobriety....

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

Since you slipped and fell off the conifer wagon with 'Monumentale' Sugar Maple...

Have you ever come across Acer saccharum 'Shawnee'? It is an Ohio River valley selection, and doesn't take up much space otherwise reserved for your garden variety evergreens...

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