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Jul
2
2017

Coneheads Get ‘Benched’ at The Oregon Garden

By Sara Malone

  The next time you go to The Oregon Garden, you can take a load off on this wonderful bench, honoring the ACS! Provided by private donation, the bench bears our logo and reads: ‘Dedicated to the tireless effort of the American Conifer Society: Conehead’s Rest’ Longtime ACS member Doug Wilson oversees this wonderful collection,…

Jun
29
2017

SFBG Docents Create ‘Conifer Walk’ Notes for Self-Guided Tours

By Sara Malone

SFBG docents Diane Balter, Helen McKenna Ridley and Mary Pitts got the conifer bug and didn’t stop there! In order to educate themselves on the Garden’s incredible conifer collection and to help other docents learn the plants, they put together these wonderful notes that ACS members (if you are nonmember, think about joining!) can use…

Jun
14
2016

Coniferous Contemplations – June 2016

By David Olszyk

A Preview of our WR Conference and a Review of Seattle Conifer Day Hello friends and colleagues. I writing to you today from the safety of my home office while witnessing the most delicious rain squall freshen the rapidly maturing seasonal growth of the conifers and maples in Glacier’s End Arboretum. If you’re considering a…

Feb
15
2016

Denver Botanic Gardens Named New ACS Reference Garden

By David Olszyk

The ACS Western Region is proud to announce the induction of its 7th Reference Garden into its Reference Garden program, the first for the state of Colorado. Denver Botanic Gardens, a prominent feature of Denver’s vibrant downtown, applied last fall to be included among our other crown jewels in Washington, Oregon and California. The garden…

Jan
13
2016

Pacific Horticulture features ACS gardens

By Sara Malone

The latest edition of Pacific Horticulture features an article by Earl Nickel about dwarf conifers and features photographs and information about both a Western Region Reference Garden and a member’s private garden. The author’s interest in dwarf conifers was fueled by a visit to the conifer collection at The Oregon Garden, in Silverton, Oregon. He…

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