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SusanMo    Posted 01-08-2004 at 07:59:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was wondering if anyone by chance knew what the name of a certain shrub was that i found. It was used in landscaping at one of our local McDonalds and I would like to know so i could possible get some. It looks like those soft cedar type bushes about 3 ft high and has tiny blueberries on it. Thanks in advance!


SusanMo    Posted 01-08-2004 at 13:40:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
i have looked up everything i can think of to look up on the internet and im not getting anywhere....wonder if mcdonalds would let me dig theres up....hmmmmmmm lol


~Lenore    Posted 01-08-2004 at 14:03:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Susan, take a couple of photos of the shrub.
Break a small snipit off of a branch.
Go to a good garden center and get the "expert" there to help you.
McD might frown on the other action. LOL


Ronald Mc Donald    Posted 01-08-2004 at 16:00:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just don't let me catch you!


~Lenore    Posted 01-08-2004 at 16:10:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL!! OK
I'll take the picture in the day time;
sneak back at nite and discreetly get the sample.
You'll never know it.
:-)


~Lenore    Posted 01-08-2004 at 09:04:51       [Reply]  [No Email]

More than likely it is a juniper.
There are a number of varieties available at garden centers.
Some grow upright, some round shapes and some spread horizontally.
The one pictured here is the "Blue Star" juniper.


Ayuh...    Posted 01-08-2004 at 09:27:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Squeeze the 'berry' or a fresh sprig and if it smells like Gin, it is Juniper of some type...

Salmoneye, Mmmmm....Gin....



Jon in MI    Posted 01-08-2004 at 13:23:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
From what I have heard in the past, the Juniper berry has medicinal value and Native Americans new this. Darn, now I have this urge to check the internet and find out. Had other things to do.


Ceder    Posted 01-08-2004 at 12:00:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
Them berries will squeeze well too. Same family, won't make disttillate on it's own though. don't fearment well.


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