Tuesday, November 8, 2011

November Gardens

November can be a bad month for gardening people.  Everything's over and the holidays don't come for a while.  I planted a special garden about 10 years ago to have some color for my wife's birthday which is tomorrow.  It's basically a group of different cultivars of winterberry, Ilex verticilata, our native deciduous holly-  They are outstanding this year.  This far north they turn brown- it is a reddish brown- around Christmas time, but now they are the most beautiful plant at our place.  I also have burning bush(soon to be banned) and Virginia creeper, as well as some European spindle tree, Euonymus europaeus and a paper birch which happened to grow up there.

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