Thursday, November 13, 2008

Something for the Birds

And the squirrels!! The Possum-haw Holly is decked out in all its finery for winter. The bright red berries attract the blue jays and the squirrels. The berries will provide nourishment for the beasts throughout the winter.

Here it was about a month ago. The berries were still a bit green.

Here it was yesterday in the bright sunshine.

Possum-Haw Holly is a native Texas plant. It can be a shrub or small tree. It's great for winter interest, requires little to no care once established. This one is planted in a bad location (came with the house when we moved in) so we do have to trim it a couple of times a year.