|1. Christmas Pine|
During the festive season this year, I find that quite a number of nurseries and garden centres are stocking up on Christmas trees, conifers and pine trees. Since there are more choices and varieties now, it may be a good reason to pop in at the local nursery if you are thinking of buying an evergreen tree for your garden:
- To be decorated as a potted indoor or ground-grown Christmas tree with lighting and ornaments. The indoor tree can be replanted later in your garden. This way, you can have an Eco-friendly Christmas.
- To landscape the garden like resort-living
- To grow a pine tree in the garden for good fengshui
I do hope that you can find your evergreen trees to build up many happy everlasting memories to last a lifetime. Why not then, have a Christmas Tree that is always living and growing in your garden?
|2. Round Pine|
What we commonly call "pine trees" are actually conifers, i.e. evergreen coniferous trees. These trees have existed since time immemorial, i.e. about 350 million years ago during the Carboniferous Period, long before the Jurassic times. The height of a
|3. Norfolk Island Pine|
|4. Blue Pine|
|5. Sleeping Pine|
|6. Snake Pine|
|7. Pencil Pine|
|9. Podocarpus macrophyllus|
- Ask the staff to show you the different types of trees. Chose one that you like according to your budget and your preferences to overall shape, height, spread, texture, foliage colour and growth rate.
- Hard and dry soil is a sign of neglect
- The tree should not have a lot of needle drop
- The tree should not have a lot of foliage that has turned brown and off-colour.
- The branches should not snap easily