Birch branches are great for adding height to an area and also creating a more architectural look. For a masculine approach to holiday decorating, combine birch branches with cedar and pine cuttings in a rustic vessel or ice bucket. Here, a vintage camping container adds a touch of woodsy plaid to the organic arrangement.
As leaves fall from trees, it’s a great time to do a little birdwatching. Many botanic gardens and nature reserves offer birdwatching outings in fall. Search state park listings online to learn about opportunities in your area.
Before ice arrives, search out the best ice melt for your situation. Salt products with sodium chloride can harm plants and concrete. Potassium chloride is less harmful. Calcium chloride is the top choice for effective ice melting with no harm to plants or surfaces. Some gardeners use urea fertilizers, which melt ice and won’t harm plants or concrete. It only works with temps above 11°F, so its usefulness is somewhat limited in coldest zones.
A remarkable partition in this bathroom is made from slim branches, the shadows they cast almost as intriguing as the wall itself. The look is continued via two white branch arrangements on either side of the sink.
Light from an unusual branch-like chandelier reflects in a wall of mirror panels to illuminate this contemporary master sitting room designed by Zoe Hsu of Z Dimensions Interior Design at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2013.