Winter! While some plants rest during this season, others put on their best cloaks and seem to be transformed by the glistening snow. Winterberry holly, Ilex verticillata, is one of these winter standouts.
As we settle down for the winter we often spend time thinking about our gardens and landscapes. We take stock of what we enjoyed in the garden, what we would like to change, and can’t wait for that first visit to the garden center to look for plants to add to our gardens and landscapes. If you are like me, you are an impulse buyer. You may see something that looks good in the pot and want to take it home. It does not matter where you will place it, if you have the correct growing conditions, or how big it will get, just that it looks nice in the pot. Today, I challenge you to think differently.
First Challenge-Take stock