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Walking through garden paths gleaming with multi-colored hollies and then wandering through the greenhouse full of vivid plants, Cannon is full of enthusiasm.

Cannon constructs his wreaths, which are sold to florists and other customers during the holiday season, with a double wire ring. “I mound the ring up with wet sphagnum moss and then put in the holly,” he says, noting that the moss will “triple the life of the wreath.” Walking through garden paths gleaming with multi-colored hollies and then wandering through the greenhouse full of vivid plants, Cannon is full of enthusiasm. It is evident that his thousands of plants provide him with great purpose—and pleasure. He tells intriguing stories about his plants, some of which came from friends. However, the majority of the hollies were planted by this horticulturalist’s skillful hands.
When he is asked what other plants suit his fancy, Cannon gives a wry smile and says, “I can’t say no to a plant.” His passion for the entire plant world is evident, but it is clear that holly has won him over, some 300-plus times.

Bill Cannon’s holly farm is located at 2081 Main Street, Brewster. To contact him, call (508) 896-3740 or email ilexbc@verizon.net.
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