Common Winterberry by
Allan Armitage Winterberries (Ilex verticillata) are deciduous shrubs and will lose their leaves, unlike most hollies. Their great attribute is the mass of berries they produce from fall going into the winter. Birds love them and they add a splash of color in the garden after blooms are long gone.
Garden Maintenance: Dig a Hole Ahead of Time for Your Live Christmas Tree by
Carol Ness Yes, it seems a little early to be thinking of Christmas in November, but not really if you’re considering having a live Christmas tree this holiday season. Perhaps you’d like to plant your Christmas tree with a child, or to commemorate a special occasion, or remember a loved one. It might not be time to put your shovel away for the winter quite yet.