Day 47: Mahonia aquifolium

If the spines of its barberry cousin too evil for you to contemplate, or the structure or its nearer mahonia relative too rigid, perhaps the more relaxed attitude of Mahonia aquifolium might win you over…

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Mahonia in the winter garden

Mahonia in the winter garden. Rather a prickly customer, and sadly overlooked for much of the year. It chooses its moment, though, waiting for half the garden to be caught snoozing before bursting into flower. Every garden should have one.

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