Winter Landscape

January can be a pretty bleak month once all the holiday decorations are put away. Planting for winter interest in the landscape not only brings color, but often birds.  One of the best shrubs to achieve this duel purpose is Ilex verticillata, better known as Winterberry. Winterberry is native to northern New England mostly growing in wet areas, but it easily adapts to the planned landscape. A few of it’s favorite feeders are cedar waxwings, blue jays, and woodpeckers.