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SHRUB: Ilex verticillata (Winterberry Holly)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

This native deciduous holly produces prodigious quantities of plump, red, berry-like fruit (called drupes), which decorate the plant from mid-fall into early spring. ‘Red Sprite,’ a female dwarf cultivar, needs the services of the male ‘Jim Dandy’ to make fruit. Purchase at least two females and one male for a “berry” good show. Continue reading

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Native Plants for Winter Interest

A number of plants native to our region provide continuing value and interest in our gardens into the winter. Their evergreen foliage or interesting bark add beauty to the landscape, while their berries, seeds, or stems provide support to wildlife through the cold months. Continue reading

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Reflections on Faux-Nuts, Fruits, Berries & Seeds

In this Time of Celebration, Remembering the Bounty of Our Fall Garden by Judy Funderburk The bounty produced by the Library Garden this fall captivated many visitors. We Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (MGNV) loved sharing the beauty and abundance of … Continue reading

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