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Cone production in conifers is complex and controlled by weather as well as internal, alternate-bearing cycles.
Potpourri, conifers, cured meats, blackberry coulis — the spectrum of taste seems limitless.
Trees which are available are maple, oak, conifer, dogwoods, spruce and redbud.
In eastern France, Monique and Thierry Dronet have spent decades turning an old quarry and conifer plantation into a constantly expanding, perennial-rich landscape.
The main order root is important in determining the planting depth of conifers, which usually don't have a root flare.
There’s information on vegetable and fruit gardens, wooded areas, bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes; goldfish ponds, perennial borders, conifers, winter gardens and seeds.
Luckily, Granite Falls Hot Springs south of Jackson Hole still welcomes guests to an improved pool hovering above the rushing river and flanked by towering conifers.
Needles are short, medium green and produced in star-like clusters along the branches — branches that deer don’t eat. Tolerant of very dry conditions once established, this conifer is a full sun specialist.
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Any of an order of trees and shrubs, conifers usually have usually needle-shaped or scale-like leaves. Conifers include forms (such as pines) with true cones and others (such as yews) that bear a fruit. There are more than 550 species of conifers, and most are evergreen trees and shrubs. They grow throughout the world (except in Antarctica) and prefer temperate climate zones. They include the world's smallest and tallest trees. Conifers supply softwood timber used for general construction, boxes and crates, and other articles, as well as pulpwood for paper. The wood is also used as fuel and in the manufacture of cellulose products, plywood, and veneers. The trees are the source of resins, oils, turpentine, tars, and pharmaceuticals.
Origin and Etymology of conifer
First Known Use: circa 1841See Words from the same year
CONIFER Defined for English Language Learners
biology : a bush or tree (such as a pine) that produces cones and that usually has leaves that are green all year
CONIFER Defined for Kids
coniferous\kō-ˈni-fə-rəs, kə-\ adjective
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