Monday, April 4, 2011

Lane of conifers

There is a path in Lalbagh, not far from the glass house, that is lined with a particular kind of gymnosperm - the Juniperus procera. The conifers remind me of the rugged beauties of the northwestern parts of the US - the western hemlocks, spruces and the douglas firs.

I picked up one of the cones from a local park a while back.

I wonder how these coniferous survive here, in the tropics? Perhaps the elevation of Bangalore makes it a little easier to grow them here. I certainly have not seen them elsewhere in South India.

1 comment:

The Sage Butterfly said...

What a beautiful path lined with these gorgeous giants! There is a sense of reverance as you look at the photo.