Crow’s Nest: Plants we love holiday edition

December 27, 2011

I know I’ve written about how much I love our native winterberry holly (Ilex verticillata) before, but I can’t resist mentioning it again.

The female plant by our kitchen window is a heavy fruiter and sustained some damage in October’s heavy snowstorm. Even after pruning it still looks beautiful and will reliably bring in bluebirds and robins in late winter. You can also see it along the creek trail and other sunny wet spots at Crow’s Nest.

Best wishes for the holidays and happy new year! I hope you are having an opportunity to spend time with family and friends in a place you love.