Accent plants need to command attention, and weeping white pine definitely fits the bill. Plants have long, luxurious needles that beg to be touched. Stake young plants to encourage some upright growth, or let them cascade gracefully to the ground. Hardy in Zones 3-8. Botanical name: Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’
Stainless steel appliances from Samsung add sparkle and sheen to this modern, industrial kitchen. The mix of pine needle green cabinets, with black, white and wood tones creates a soothing culinary sanctuary.
The ebony-stained cedar cladding of the home's exterior is a bold foil for the landscape design, blending grasses, water features and simple groundcover of gravel in some areas, pine needles in others.
Long, soft blue needles give this pine an attractive, unusual appearance. The form is pyramidal with strong horizontal branching. This tree grows quickly to 50-80 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9. Botanical name: Pinus strobus ‘MonWell’
This ranch home combines a variety of building materials to create an adorable cottage look. The brick siding, cedar shakes, slate patio tiles and stone planters mix beautifully with the swirled topiaries, pine-needle mulch and flowering window boxes.
An important safety tip to fend off holiday accidents is to give your home a thorough sweep to protect children and animals from harm, once the tree and decorations are down. Broken glass, metal hooks, electrical cords and pine needles can all be hazardous if left unattended.
Dress up spent summer and fall container gardens with boughs of fresh evergreens for a colorful winter display. Greens like spruce, fir, mountain hemlock and Virginia pine retain color and needles to provide a long winter display. Treat cut greenery with an anti-transpirant to help stems retain moisture. Use bunched ornamental grass stems or bundled branches to add a strong vertical element to designs.