OhWhatAWednesday – Coal Buckets

How can this be? Where did my beautiful snow go? It all melted just like the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz. Fortunately, my yard can look good in the winter without snow as well. This old coal bucket is testament to that. My garden clippers and I scavenged our yard in fall to find pine branches. I scavenged our neighbor’s yard as well since he has the lovely red twig dogwood you see here. I would have added more of the American Bittersweet berries, but just couldn’t get myself to cut them off the deck rails. If you saw last week’s OhWhatAWednesday, you can see why.

It takes no magic at all to put an arrangement like this together. Whatever puzzle pieces I find in the yard, and however I put them together, it just seems to work. So please don’t hesitate to give it a try yourself!

The branches and the coal bucket of dirt waited in the garage till I had time to put them together. If you can’t get to them right away either, be sure to leave them in the garage or you’ll have a frozen bucket of dirt to thaw.

This is an installment in the OhWhatAWednesday series, where I dare to take on the task of finding something in my garden that looks good even during a Chicago winter.

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