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Deb Kapteyn
Both of these plants are the bane of my existence in Seattle. All it takes is one holly tree in the neighborhood and you get little seedlings sprouting up everywhere. If you aren't vigilant you end up with a 4' tree poking through the top of the Japanese andromeda bush and you have to dig the damn thing out.
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Hollies are wonderful to clip at Christmas. We have planted many varieties and have found out that the deer like them. The only holly they seem not to keep trimmed is American holly. The variegated varieties seem to be deer favorites.
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Another Thyme
We have holly here and it behaves like a welcome garden guest. I'd like to know how we could harvest some to use this holly-day. Anyone know how?

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