I have had it!!!
I got bitten by a copperhead last weekend in one of my gardens by the house. I reached down under a daylily to pull a weed and he/she got my hand. I have decided to rip out all the floppy herbaceous plants around my house and put in conifers, they can be mulched and I can see around them better than I can my perennials. Plus I like them better than perennial so maybe the snake is being used as an excuse to do what I want to do anyway. The area I want to do this to is along a stone walkway and patio in full sun, so it is fairly hot (especially this summer). Which small conifers will do the best in such a condition? I would love some suggestions of mail order nurseries to get some dwarf conifers from, being that I have exhausted my local nursuries of what they have to offer. Thanks for the help. Lynn