Tag Archives: holly

Appreciating Hollies in Winter

Hollies, the evergreen trees and shrubs that serve as backdrop or foundation planting and are seldom noticed in the spring and summer, are reeeeealy earning their real estate in January.   So let’s give ‘em some …

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Joseph’s Favorites for Color in November

by Susan Harris
I stopped by to talk to Joseph Panossian, Homestead’s shrubs and trees manager, to pick his brain about great-performing plants for fall (using the old “It’s for the blog” …

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There’s hope for snow-damaged shrubs and trees

by Susan Harris
Hope is our take-away from Adrian Higgins’s great round-up of pruning advice in today’s Washington Post.  He consulted with the top hort guy at the American  Hort Society.  Thanks, guys!

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How to Save Evergreens from Death by Snow

Now that the title has your attention, could someone please tell us how?

To appreciate the damage in context, check out the “before” photo below showing the magnolia on the left, then some aucubas, and the …

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Plant of the Month: Winterberry Holly

By Susan Harris
It may be January but winterberry hollies (Ilex verticillata) are still covered with berries and they’re the best-looking plant in many a Maryland garden.   Because they’re native to wetlands in Eastern …

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Joseph ♥ ‘Blue Princess’ Hollies

Posted by Susan Harris.

The other day I asked Joseph Panossian, Homestead’s Woodies Guy, for his top pick in the Woodies Department right now and he practically ran to grab a ‘Blue Princess’ …

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