My name is Andy Schenck, and I garden in Malvern, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia) in Zone 6B/7 (depending on the winter). My garden is called Look Again Garden (named by my friend David Culp). It is a collector’s garden full of “drifts of one.” Winter is an amazing time for the conifers and broadleaf evergreens to shine. Here is a sampling of plants that were photographed the week of December 12.
Sciadopitys verticillata ‘Ossorio Gold’ (Zones 5–9) is a selection of the Japanese umbrella pine with long golden needles. Umbrella pines are never common in the landscape, though they are very beautiful, and this gold form is even rare and possibly even more lovely.
Tsuga seiboldii (southern Japanese hemlock, Zones 6–8) is slow growing and shows great resistance to wooly adelgid, an invasive insect that is doing great damage to our native North American hemlock species.
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