They’re the anchors of the landscape, the trustworthy plants that provide definition and foundation. Broadleaf evergreen shrubs take that responsibility to a new level, maintaining ornamental interest all year long.
Can’t we all just get along? Way back when, plants and animals coevolved; one to feed the other, and the other to “distribute” the first. Although many of the large animals that helped to disperse seed and continue the development of trees are gone, those trees remain. And so do their ecological anachronisms.
A group of intrepid horticulturists — plant geeks all — headed to New Mexico in October, each in search of something a little different.