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    Avoid Winter Damage to Your Holly

    Hollies, especially evergreen varieties, can often be damaged by extreme winter weather. Here are a few tips for heading off some of the most common problems. 1. Siting makes a…

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    10 Uncommon Holly, Winterberry, and Inkberry Varieties to Spark Winter Garden Interest

    Why is it that some people think the thrill of the growing season is over ­after the first frost? For those of us who grow Ilex cultivars (Zones 4–9), the…

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    Regional Picks: Tough Plants—Southeast

    See regional picks for tough pretty plants, and read the article by Julie Lane Gray for even more ideas. It’s important to define first what I mean by a “tough”…

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    Year-Round Garden Interest

    My name is Keri Shinault. I live in Northern Kentucky, Zone 6a, and have been gardening for about 12 years. I am an artist and am just as happy painting…

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    Tough-as-Nails Shrubs for the Northeast

    Who doesn't love buying the flashy new plant that catches everyone's eye at the nursery? Or the plant that's just outside your hardiness zone, but has always taunted you with…

  • evergreen holly

    Evergreen Hollies

    From pyramidal trees to tidy shrubs, these plants have a multitude of garden uses

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    Regional Picks: Plant This, Not That – South

    1. Overused: Evergreen azalea Alternative: ‘Kaleidoscope’ abelia Name: Rhododendron spp. and cvs. Name: Abelia × grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’ ‘Kaleidoscope’ abelia Name: Abelia × grandiflora ‘Kaleidoscope’ Zones: 6 to 9 Size: 2 to 3 feet tall and…