Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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.