It’s amazing what just a little bit of color and structure will do to make winter oh-so-much-more attractive. This rustic birdhouse, besides attracting feathered friends to this garden, turns a shrub in the snow into a charming little vignette. (Try my favorite trick: Gaze at this photo and imagine what it would look like without the birdhouse. Not even close to as interesting, eh?)
Speaking of feathered friends, are you feeding the birds this winter? I want to, but don’t know where to start. Any suggestions for a bird-feeding novice?