My mother had a juniper
plant in her garden
. Other conifers
, too. I thought they were awful
, just awful. Dull, squat and flat, the juniper just sat there year after year, seemingly unchanging. No colorful flowers
. Too small and spikey for a kid to play in. Never thought I'd say what I'm about to say: now I'm a believer! In the power of juniper, that is.
Why the change of heart? Simple: I got some hands-on experience with my own gardens. Now I know how time and labor intensive gardens are. Tough-as-nails, no-maintenance
plants like juniper are now beautiful in my eyes. I particularly like juniper when it's used as a groundcover
, replacing high-maintenance areas of lawn
.Why you'll love juniper
Not into juniper? I believe I can convert you. Here are a few reasons you should give junipers a try...