By Helen Fischel, Associate Director, Education
After posting the blog about insects in my backyard habitat I was asked several questions about my yard. Every season has color, interest, and surprises for me which I will share over the next several months.
Daytime in Thornberry: A sweep of winterberry holly berries add color from the street with the Southern Gentleman (male of this species) being tucked into the back of the garden. The male produces no berries, but is necessary for the female to produce hers.
Over the next few months the birds will enjoy the bounty of berries. It depends on which species you plant whether or not the birds devour the berries early or late in the season. For some interesting texture in the winter garden, try River Birch, whos peeling bark adds interest to the leafless tree and nooks and crannies for overwintering insects and spiders.