Whatever your feelings are about winter interest in the garden, there's one thing we can all agree on - thank goodness for evergreens. They add structure, height, color and texture to the garden and they always look their best. About's Guide to Forestry, Steve Nix, tips you off to which evergreens are best suited to home growing and even how to identify them. So you can impress the grand kids with your knowledge of which pine tree has five-needles and which has bark that smells like vanilla.
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