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Eastern bluebird feeding on winterberry. Photo: <a href="">nebirdsplus</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Eastern bluebird feeding on winterberry. Photo: nebirdsplus, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Adding color to the bleak November garden

At a glance, the November landscape can look mighty bleak. The brilliant display of foliage is replaced by muted washes of brown and purple, still beautiful, but subtly so, with a few touches of yellow in the marshy spots.

The real brights spots left are probably the few fruits that remain, or are just coming into their own. They're nice on the eye, and a vital link in the food chain that supports migrating and winter-resident birds.

Amy Ivy has an eye on trees and plants to add to the backyard landscape in her conversation with Martha Foley this morning.  Go to full article

The Fruits of Autumn and Winter

Autumn and winter are challenging seasons for birds as they search for food to fuel their long journey south or to help them survive the harsh North Country winter. Horticulturist Amy Ivy says not all birds will visit feeders. Some eat ornamental berries, like Winterberry and High Bush Cranberry. Amy has some planting tips to help attract winter birds to the backyard.  Go to full article

The Autumn Leaves: Landscaping in the Fall

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about autumn landscaping. Shubbery and berries come into their own this time of year.  Go to full article

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