Growing on the High Plains: Christmas Holly
The traditional foliage trimming for the season might not be too common in our region, but there are holly varieties that can succeed on the High Plains!
The holidays are nearly here, so I thought it would be a great time to take a look at one of the more familiar holiday visuals in late December. Yes, I'm talking about ilex aquifolium, or "common holly." This iconic greenery adorns festive halls, but can we make it grow in our complicated High Plains landscape? Well, yes and no — since it depends on the variety. Tune in for a "holly" jolly episode, and here's to a peaceful, healthy holiday season to all of our HPPR listeners!