Many of us decorated for the holidays with live evergreen boughs, wreaths, trees or garland. While we enjoyed their fragrance and festive atmosphere, what can you do with evergreens now?
After the holidays, place your cut tree out in the garden as a shelter for birds. Choose a back corner or out of the way place and birds will welcome the additional shelter from winter weather and predators. The tree will stay green for most of the winter and can be cut up and added to the compost pile in the spring.
Pretty up your beds, especially around your entranceways with a layer of evergreen boughs. Mix and match different kinds for a richer look and perhaps add some red or yellow twig dogwood stems for a little bit of color. You can easily create a natural winter look to enjoy until spring.
So instead of taking your tree to the curb, enjoy the benefits of using evergreen boughs in your garden.
Posted on 12/29/2013 at 6:15:00 PM