Douglas Justice's December in the Garden 2022 - UBC Botanical Garden blog is up now, with good photos as usual, almost entirely of plants to which I never paid any attention. In more or less the order mentioned, here is the Eucalyptus coccifera, mentioned as a locator for Microcachrys tetragona. Here is Coprosma atropurpurea, used as a marker for the Lepidothamnus laxifolius. The "pile of twigs" appearance in the description was apt. Mixed in with this pigmy pine (common name, yes, we know it's not a pine) is this teeny fern - Austroblechnum penna-marina 'Cristatum'. Halocarpus bidwillii, bog pine. Podocarpus lawrencei And the similar-looking Podocarpus nivalis cultivars. First photo shows P. lawrencei on the left and P. nivalis 'Jack's Pass' on the right. I have to continue this in the next posting.