Holly Society of America

2021 Annual Meeting Virtual Tour


Thank you for participating in the HSA virtual tour.

Click on the links below to view the video presentations.
Please to not share the links with anyone. This is a fundraiser for HSA.
Thank you.

Donations Welcome


Watching Videos

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Welcome from Sue Hunter, President HSA
Sue is a member from the Mid-Atlantic Region


History of the Holly Society of America
by Tom Hilt
Tom is a member from the Mid-Atlantic Region



Noteworthy Hollies by Bill Kuhl
McLean Nurseries
Bill is a member from the Mid-Atlantic Region


Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College

Swarthmore, PA scottarboretum.org


Ilex decidua (Possumhaw) Presented by Joe Corio
Joe is a member from the Great Rivers Region



New Test Hollies - Where do I plant them all?
By Jim Resch

Jim is a member from the Mid-Atlantic Region


Propagation of Ilex at Heartwood By Sue Hunter
Sue is a member from the Mid-Atlantic Region



Bayard Cutting Arboretum
Great River, NY bayardcuttingarboretum.com


The Holly Collection at Planting Fields Arboretum
State Historic Park

Oyster Bay, NY plantingfields.org



East Gate HOFSTRA Unicersity by Michael Runkel
Michael is a member from the New England Region


Ohio Road Trip by Rachel Cobb

In mid-August, I headed from my home in Southern New Jersey for the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. The first stop was the life celebration for a longtime Holly Society of America Member and Supporter Mary Harrison. My next stop was The Dawes Arborituim Newark, Ohio. Thank you to the staff there for making me feel so welcome. The last stop was a visit to the Mission Oaks Gardens in Zanesville, Ohio. Thank you Bert and Susan! Unfortunately, I had a two days of rain, so photographing was limited while there. I still enjoyed these incredible collections of plants. Enjoy the videos of my journey.

Mary's Plant Farm

The Dawes Arboretum


Mission Oaks Gardens



Route 6A Holiday Hollies
It's always Christmas on Bill Cannon's Brewster farm, and Mary McSweeney calls Route 6A home, but she still paints scenes of her native Ireland.
Bill is a member from the New England Region
Note: this video does contain ads. Chronicle 5 WCVB.



MANTS 2022 Preview


Espoma Organic

ORGANIC FROM THE BEGINNING: The History of our Manufacturing. Check out behind the scenes of The Espoma Company throughout the years.


The Holly Society of America wishes to congratulate our Editor and Web Administrator, Rachel Cobb on this outstanding achievement. We are so proud of your accomplishments, Rachel, and are fortunate for all that you bring to our organization. Well deserved and well done!

From the San Diego Floral Association
Co-Presidents, Jan Thoresen and Lee Somerville

San Diego Floral Association congratulates members Rachel Cobb, John Blocker, and Nancy Carol Carter on being recognized by the San Diego Press Club for their work in producing “Balboa Park’s Botanical Building: A Tour of San Diego’s Historic Lath House.” The video was recognized in the “Photo Essay” category at the Press Club’s annual awards ceremony on October 25, 2021. Rachel Cobb was the videographer, photographer and editor, John Blocker wrote and narrated the tour and Nancy Carol Carter provided historical research on the Botanical Building. The video is a production of the San Diego Floral Association and may be viewed on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtNGEsYW9EA


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