Saturday, January 19, 2008

winter color

These west village tree pits show how pine cones, faux berries, and red dogwood branches can add color to evergreen branches. These decorative touches add spice and texture to the healthy evergreen mulch. These tree pits wisely used faux berries, as real berries may attract (and be eaten by) birds, or worse, rats! Some berries are not attractive to birds or rats, such as juniper berries. Although these tend to be less showy than edible berries, they still add interesting shapes and textures to the winter mulch. Juniper berries have the added bonus that they can be used to make gin when the season is over! :)

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