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Ilex verticillata

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but plants are still delightful!

Blooms are a bit hard to find during winter’s gloom, but colorful berries, stems, and grass heads abound! Winterberry hollies (Ilex verticillata) are real show starters for winter.  ‘Red Sprite’ is a good compact form with a rounded habit that will reach 3’-5’ in height.  Use the male pollinators ‘Jim Dandy’ or ‘Apollo’ for a good fruit set.  Not a fan of red?  ‘Chrysocarpa’ is dotted with yellow fruit and ‘Winter Gold’ adorns its branches with orange berries. For something unusual, look to our native American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana).  A large shrub, capable of reaching heights in excess of eight…

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Ilex verticillata

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but plants are still delightful!

Blooms are a bit hard to find during winter’s gloom, but colorful berries, stems, and…

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9 Dec

Swallowtail

Upcoming Butterfly Design Class

Butterflies are important pollinators in our local ecosystems but populations are feeling pressure as their…

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13 Aug

Astilbe 'Fanal'

Summer’s Heat

Summer’s heat can stress newly installed plants that have not had time to establish.  A…

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2 Jul

Craning Parrotia

Heavy Lifting

  Trees are the backbone to our landscape.  They provide food and shelter for wildlife,…

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7 May

Winter Burn on American Holly

Assessing Winter Damage

This year’s winter was long, cold, and brutal for many trees, shrubs, and perennials.  Many…

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24 Apr