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By Esther McGinnis
NDSU Extension horticulturist 

Dakota Gardener: The best holly for the north


January 2, 2023

It’s time to decorate our homes with the colors of the season. As the song goes: Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.

Holly has been a favorite decoration in winter celebrations for centuries. Ancient cultures saw its lively red fruits and green leaves in the dead of winter and believed holly was a symbol of long life.

Kings wore crowns of holly for good luck. Hol...

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