Evergreens Author:James Underwood Crockett Mention the word evergreen to the average man and he will probably think of a pine tree. There is an enormous range of evergreens available for your garden, no matter what part of the country you live in. — There are evergreens tall enough to shield your house from the winter winds or shade it from summer sun, and others so low that they carpet ... more »the bare ground with a low-growing mat, often flourishing in places where grass will not grow. Some stand slim and stright like sentries at your doorway, and others spread their shadows over half your yard. Some form a modest green background for your perennials, and others upstage everything else in your garden with a dramatic display of blossoms.
Evergreens grow gigantic enough to make your house a neighborhood landmark or, as miniature varieties of these same giants, snuggle into pockets in your rock garden. They invite your friends to linger under their shade or, with branches and foliage and even thorns, they keep out intruders both human and animal. On the open plains they offer respite from constant wind, and in crowded suburbs they screen out headlights and noise. They come in all shades of green, some so dark as to seem almost black and some so light as to look almost white.« less