Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Have a Holly Jolly...
The library has several holly bushes outside and they are quite lovely at this time of year. I looked at Hollies: A Gardener's Guide [635.9773 HOL] published by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and found out that: 1. The American Holly is native to the eastern U.S. and can grow 50' or taller. 2. Hollies are available with white, cream, yellow, orange, red, or black fruits (berries). 3. Hollies come in two sexes and only the female plants have berries. 4. In Denmark, the holly is called "stickpalme." That makes a whole lot of sense to me since I hung a bunch of holly on my front door and have the holes in my hands to prove it! 5. There are more than 400 varieties worldwide!
Posted by KURIOUS KITTY at 11:50 AM