After-Christmas trees

Gardening By Osmosis


Last updated 12/21/2023 at 1:37pm

Many after-Christmases, I take my undecorated Christmas tree to the porch, deck or patio.

If my location has access to a plug-in I string outdoor twinkle lights then hang balls and squares of suet. Then I wind strings of croutons and garlands of orange and apple slices and cranberries around the tree.

Sometimes, if I can get the kids to help, I add a string or so of popcorn.

To finish off the outdoor banquet for the birds I drape colorful thin ribbons over the branches.

When my “After-Christmas Celebration” is complete, I go in the house and wait for my guests.

It isn’t long before...

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