Just before the holidays is a perfect time to trim your evergreen trees and shrubs, both to encourage spring growth and to provide fodder to deck your halls.
While evergreens of all sorts add texture and color to the winter garden, I also think that a winter garden is incomplete without a quilt-like swathe of evergreen groundcovers.
Uzzi and I admire Mom and Dad’s Christmas tree when we sneak into the house at night to use the computer. After Christmas, we get to eat it! Evergreen trees are a big part of humans’ Christmas traditions.
A few weeks ago, a fairly impressive wind storm littered Douglas fir branches around our farm, plus snapped off the dead top of the big, old fir gracing our horses’ pasture. It seemed a shame to let all of those branches go to waste …