A few confier pics...

whaas_5a(5A SE WI)October 6, 2012

Intended this to be a fall color post but I ended up taking more pics of conifers!lol!

Here is a link that might be useful: Fall in Chicago

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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

bump down

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 6:37PM
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barbaraincalif(Z 8/9)

This one deserves to get bumped back up again so those not watching the Trees Forum won't miss it.

Beautiful Photos! One could do a gallery of just tree bark...it's mesmerizing. I can understand why the little pink one is unquestionable your favorite. She must be quite a hiker too!

Barbara

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 11:15AM
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arceesmith

Wonderful selections! Had an opportunity to visit the Chicago Botanic Garden a few years ago - beautiful! It was one of the major highlights of our trip to the midwest.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 11:31AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

She did awesome! We where there just over two hours, she seemed to enjoy herself a bit more this time around. Her favorite part was the fish in the ponds/streams.

Bark is definitely something that isn't highlighted to the degree it should.

Thanks, Barbara and RC!

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 7:57PM
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ireena_7

What the nice pictures!!! And nice autumn colors! Acers are beautyfull.... And Ulmus parvifolia bark!!! Magic.....

Lots of trees I have not seen ever:) Your nature is so rich in diversity! I've bought a book "Conifers Around the World" and now enjoying the diversity of American native conifers:)

Thank you for the nice tour, Ireena.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 6:24AM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

Very nice tour, Will. I need to get down there some day. I've been to Morton, but not the Botanical Gardens.

Thanks.

tj

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 10:56PM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

I actually need to make another trip to Morton. I missed all the conifers that Nate posted.

You'll thoroughly enjoy it. They do such a great job with designing and intermixing shrubs, conifers and perennials.

Ireena, same to you. Appreciate all the pics you've been posting lately.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 10:32PM
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coniferjoy(z7 The Netherlands)

Whaas, your right, that 'Beehive' isn't a cultivar of Picea omorika, it's a cultivar of Picea mariana found by Bob Fincham of Coenosium Gardens...

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 2:01AM
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whaas_5a(5A SE WI)

Thanks for the info, I'll get in touch with someone to have the label changed.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 1:28PM
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