Hollies for Gardeners
by Christopher Bailes
As the year comes to a close, and winter has set in, it is a wonderful time stop by the James R. Frorer Holly Collection to view the many different species and cultivars that make the Scott Arboretum so unique. But, when looking for a resource that will explain the cultivation and growing requirements for many of the most popular kinds of hollies, look no further than Christopher Bailes’ book. Hollies for Gardeners is an in-depth guide to the best holly species and cultivars to bring to your garden, many of which are growing here at Scott. Bailes explains the history of hollies as cultivated plants, the best ways to integrate hollies into the garden, how to propagate them, and their common pests and diseases. The appendix lists some of the best places in the world to view hollies, including the Scott Arboretum! This book is an excellent resource for anyone considering adding a holly to the garden. But, it also makes an excellent reference book for students of the genus Ilex.
Check this book out at the Scott Horticultural Library.