I disliked the lack of structure that perennials engendered and hated that the garden virtually shut down in winter. I decided to select at least half of my plants for fall and winter appeal. I hadn’t previously delved into woody plants and conifers, having been distracted for so long by the pretty faces of the flowering perennials. Now, I felt, I am ready for more mature relationships.
Cupressus macrocarpa 'Citriodora' and Thuja plicata 'Sunshine.'