Avoid putting them in locations where birds are frightened by foot traffic, vulnerable to predation by cats, or at risk of flying into windows.
Woodpeckers, flickers and sapsuckers may be fun for birders to watch, but they can be troublesome — pecking holes in dwellings, shredding feeders, enlarging cavities...
Wood ash contains calcium, magnesium, potassium and other important nutrients. But always test the soil before spreading ashes.
To espalier a tree is to train it to grow flat against a fence, wall or other support.
One will last a decade or more, the other much longer (hopefully).
It turns out most tree and shrub damage in winter is not cold-related. Animal damage is the most common culprit.
In just small dishes or pots, succulents can add lovely plant life to a winter home.
In just small dishes or pots, gardeners can add lovely plant life to their décor.
Popular opinion is swinging toward letting things stay just as they are through winter — decayed and drab but serviceable.
Spring bulbs like cool soil — but if you plant too late they won't have enough energy to bloom.