Conifers include a wide variety of plant material that are often referred to as “the bones” of a landscape. Not only do they offer a rather fantastic variety of colors and textures throughout the entire year, they also provide wild life habitats all year long. Unique specimen pieces can be used as accents in a smaller garden, with their relatively slow growth rates, they can be relied upon not to spread too far outside their planned area. Some of the larger varieties can be planted en masse to provide a privacy screen from neighbors. And, there are many options between.