Thursday, October 16, 2008

"100" --Cypress Family

78. ARBORVITAE has flat scaly leaves which are more filled-in than the cypress. These often grow rather tall and thin-shaped. We used one for our Christmas tree last year when we'd run out of properly-sized pines and firs in my tree patch.

79. CYPRESS also has flat, scaly leaves/needles, but it looks much lacier than the arborvitae.

80. JUNIPER is the prickliest of the cypress family, with short, stiff, sharp needles. The "berries" (which are actually cones, although they look similar to tiny grapes or tough blueberries) are used in some cooking and are what gives the flavor to gin.

1 comment:

  1. You are so faithful to this project! Good for you!