Happy Holly Days

‘Tis the season to be holly!

While most of the plant world has dropped their leaves for the winter, some native plants keep pumping out oxygen all winter long like this holly, Ilex spp. The holly is specially adapted to hold its leaves through the winter with a thick cuticle that holds water in and protects it from the freezing. This allows the holly to continue the process of photosynthesis all winter long. Read more here>>>