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Holly: Used by Druids to give fairies and sprites a safe haven once other trees had lost their sheltering leaves, a sprig of holly holds steady as a symbol of the holidays. But Winston’s favorite holly isn’t the evergreen kind. He favors the deciduous Ilex verticillata, or winterberry, which forms thick clusters of red berries along ramrod-straight stems. “We’ve even massed the branches inside a trio of tall, clear floor vases used to support a glass tabletop.”