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Ilex verticillata or Winterberry

Commonly known as Winterberry, this deciduous holly flowers along the stem and develops brightly colored red, orange, or salmon berries in the fall. Native to eastern North America and typically found in damp...

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December in the Landscape

One of the harbingers of the winter holiday season is our native Ilex verticillata or Winterberry Holly.  Glossy red, scarlet, salmon or gold berries cover the stems of these shrubs during the winter months. 

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Dwarf Conifers

Dwarf conifers are an excellent landscape plant for smaller gardensMost conifers are evergreen, so they provide year-round interest in the landscapeThey give structure to the landscape

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Amaryllis

Floral enthusiasts love to have Amaryllis blooming over the holiday seasonThe bulbs produce two stalks of large vibrant colored red, pink, white, and blended flowers 8-10 weeks after planting. There are over fifty varieties on the market

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Ornamental Grasses

Grasses are flowering plants that are wind pollinated and grow best in their specific habitat with little to no care. Most ornamental grasses do not require fertilization or additional watering once established. 

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Camellias

Sought for off-season vibrant colors this evergreen large shrub prefers morning sun, afternoon shade, and protection from winter winds.

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Holiday Cactus

All three succulents come from the coastal mountains of Brazil and grow in shade to part-shade in high humidity. They all bloom at various times. Flowers and leaves are slightly different.  

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Which Vegetables are Best to Plant in the Fall?

Late July through Mid-September is an ideal time to start your fall cold crop vegetable seeds or transplants in the Mid-Atlantic region. The warm summer soil temperatures help seeds germinate quickly

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Cold Crops

Plant cold crops in the late summer to early fall and they will produce throughout fall and winter. Leafy fall crops taste better in the fall as the cooler...

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Flower Bulbs That Help Pollinators

Flower bulbs provide the earliest pollen and nectar. Bees begin to forage if the temperature reaches 55°F and as ...

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Beautyberry (Callicarpa) Shrubs - a Native Food for Birds

Callicarpa, commonly known as Beautyberry, is a medium shrub that is grown for the vibrant purple berry clusters that they develop in the late summer and fall.  There are two varieties on the market that consumers can usually find.

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Amazing Asters

Asters are hardy from zones 3-8 and can grow from 8 inches to 8 feet tall and 8 inches to 4 feet wide depending on the variety.  There are over 180 varieties of Asters...

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