Dwarf conifers are some of the most exotic woody plants for the Upper Midwest garden. The term dwarf is a loose term and covers woody plants from creeping juniper, only a few inches high, to dwarf spruce and pine which could be up to 15' or more tall. Obviously you need to select your ‘dwarf' carefully! Some of the conifers have various variegations in foliage and a variety of colors of cones and leaves. They can add fantastic accents to a small yard garden or a large scale rock garden. We have 7 genera, 21 species and a total of 152 dwarf conifer specimens in this garden.
The waterfall headwaters has a variety of plantings surrounding it including yucca's (Yucca sp.) and prickly pear cactus (Opuntia sp.). The headwaters, pool and granite bridge allows visitors to literally "walk over water."