Plant Pick – Pines

Evergreens are popular this month, so I thought I would feature our native white pine, Pinus strobus, and its relatives. This is my favorite evergreen for winter containers as it lends a graceful note, draping over the edges.  Needles on this pine appear in bundles Eastern White Pine of 5 and are soft to the…

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Plant Pick: Evergreen Ferns

Plant Pick:  Evergreen Ferns When bright colors disappear from the landscape, there’s nothing like an upright evergreen fern to catch your eye.  By spring, these have been flattened by snow, but new growth emerges in May.  I’d like to highlight three of my favorites: Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides) is a native woodlander, common to rocky…

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