As I blogged a few weeks ago ….I hit the garden center clearance sales hard this fall.
And our deck received several of my finds…in evergreens.
It is just off the kitchen and with the French doors…very visible from several rooms.
So when things die back, it is sad not to see anything out there in the winter months.
So this year it will be nice to see pretty green leaves.
Maybe I’ll be able to fool myself and think the rest of the garden still looks good too!
Out here I have 5 Inkberry Hollys….and 4 boxwoods in planters on the deck.
Shamrock Hollys are new to me…..so far I really like them.
Here is a bigger picture and info.
Ilex glabra 'Shamrock' (Inkberry) • Zone 5
A standout with bright, glossy, dark evergreen foliage in a compact, upright to rounded form that holds its shape very well. Interesting tiny black fruits are visible in intimate settings, making 'Shamrock' perfect for a lovely, understated mass planting.
Perennial and shrub borders
Height: 3-5' Width: 3-5' Shape: Ovoid, Upright
Fall Color: Green
Winter Interest: Structure
Best of all….they were gallon sized plants and I bought them for $4.00 each!
I have no idea how they will do with our Indiana winters, but I am prepared to move them into the garage if we get ice storms or hard snows.
So, how do your evergreens do in containers….any tips are appreciated.