Isn't she grand?
This little Abies grandis is the newest arrival in the Kitchen Garden. She was a Christmas gift from the Main Muse. Grand fir is more resistant than our eastern native Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) to the woolly adelgid that is slowly killing our resident hemlocks. Spraying large trees with horticultural oils like neem oil is impractical, but if need arises it should suffice to protect the two wee conifers in our tsubo niwa.