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Holly Society to hold fall meeting at VIMS

The Colonial Virginia Holly Society will have its fall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Watermen’s Hall, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point.

Speakers will include:

Gordon Chapell, landscape architect, on using hollies in a home garden landscape;

Mike Pontti, landscape superintendent at Georgetown University and registrar for new hollies at the National Arboretum, advice on plant selection and care; and

Renee Frith, curator for woody plants at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, on its collection and types that do well in this area.

After a box lunch, George McLellan of Brent and Becky’s, Gloucester, will auction hollies and other plants sourced from specialty nurseries in the mid-Atlantic region

A release said this meeting is a chance to ask the experts anything you need to know about hollies.

Lunch is included and preregistration is required. The meeting cost is $30. To sign up, contact J. Dixon at 804-824-1409 or Registratio...

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