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Laidback Gardeners Tip of the Day

Easy Way to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

20150102When you take down your Christmas tree after the holidays, here’s an easy way to get more use of out it.

Simply prop it up outdoors (especially easy to do if there is a handy snow bank you can sink its base into). Not only will it create a nice effect throughout winter, but birds wintering in the area can use it to take shelter from the cold. You’ll discover it will continue looking good on as long as the weather remains cold.

Larry Hodgson is one of Canada’s best-known garden communicators. He has notably been editor-in-chief of HousePlant Magazine, Fleurs, Plantes et Jardins, À Fleur de Pot and Houseplant Forum magazines and is currently the garden correspondent for Le Soleil and radio garden commentator for CKIA-FM Radio. He has written for many garden publications in both the United States and Canada, including Canadian Gardening, Harrowsmith, Horticulture, Fine Gardening and Organic Gardening. He also speaks frequently to horticultural groups throughout Canada and the U.S. His book credits include The Garden Lover’s Guide to Canada, Complete Guide to Houseplants, Making the Most of Shade, Perennials for Every Purpose, Annuals for Every Purpose, and Houseplants for Dummies, as well as nearly 60 other titles in English and French. He is a past president of the Garden Writers Association (now Garden Communicators International) and the winner of the prestigious 2006 Garden Media Promoter Award offered by the Perennial Plant Association. He resides in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

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