New Year decorations from your garden
Hello dear gardeners, gardeners and gardeners. My dear, the New Year is about to begin. And, of course, we all rejoice at this holiday and are preparing for it. Many of you have grandchildren, children. Grandparents want to please their grandchildren. And to come up with some kind of activity with your grandchildren is perhaps the most interesting and enjoyable than going to the cinema, at the Christmas tree or buying a chocolate bar with them. Therefore, I want to tell you what you can do with your grandchildren on New Year's holidays.
My dears, the ice rains have passed. On our sites a lot of broken various branches, ornamental crops and fruit crops. Therefore, cutting them, you will bring the plant only benefit. And at the same time, these branches can all be used. For example, your branches broke. And many of you do not trim these shrubs and vesicles. They just broke because they were wrapped in hefty ice floes from the rain. Please cut, take and color these branches with a white dye. You can take a spray paint, you can take a water-based paint, thinner. Take it, dip it in the basin this way. Look what a beauty. I believe that it can look very beautiful, very elegant. And if some children add some New Year's toys here, then for them, I think, this will be an additional holiday. These are the branches that you can collect, find on your site and paint. Can be painted white. White color is simply very well read in any situation - both in the apartment, and on the veranda, and even on the street among white snow. These are the twigs. They can not be painted at all. You can take it. Now there are a lot of different sparkles for sale. Take a little sparkle. Sprinkle sprigs with glue. And maybe even just a brush like that, with glue, say, PVA. Take, after the glue has been applied, apply also such wonderful spangles. But it’s very beautiful when the plant has its natural color, and suddenly some unexpected flashes - gold, silver. And sometimes these flower spangles are. Very beautiful.
And simply, any child will cope with this and will be pleased with his work, because children are always proud of what they have done. You can very beautifully use the same branches, for example, dress up with the most ordinary garland like that. Let's get back to these branches initially. Take it, just wrap it with such a garland. Randomly, don’t think about which way we’ll go. Look, well, beauty? Of course, beauty.
Then what can we do? We have twigs, for example, painted. Just branches from apple trees, from cherries. Yes, you drank. Because - well, they broke. Therefore, it is better to cut now, so that they do not cause a big injury to the garden plant. What can be done with them? The same thing - with a little white paint, with the same water emulsion, for example, take it, paint it carefully. It is not necessary to lick the surface very strongly, so that it is directly white as snow. Not at all necessary. On the contrary, these peering strokes of natural color, on the contrary, will add piquancy even to these branches.
What's next? We take with you, again, PVA, gently dilute this glue. We take a brush, apply brush strokes or just in separate parts, quickly smear in separate sectors and sprinkle with the material that you all have at your dachas. This is our perlite. There is no perlite - there is vermiculite. An even more interesting color is white with golden highlights. So you can sprinkle your plant with them. So there’s plenty of fantasy.
Take a branch, an ordinary branch that you cut, which is most likely damaged by freezing rain and therefore is strongly bent and even cracked. Cut it, file it. By the way, do not cut these branches into a ring. You remember, a ring is when you make a cut almost flush with the main branch. Leave a nimbus, moreover, a nimbus about 5-7 diameters long of this branch. Why? Because if there are severe colds, for example, your cut on the ring will provoke the penetration of frost, rain into the fabric. And we do not need this at all. Therefore, leaving a feather, we delete the branch. And without even painting it with any colors - just decorating with such toys here ... Look, the toys are the most primitive, the simplest. Ordinary balls, typesetters. Let them be very uniform in shape. It is very beautiful always.
Decorating a branch like that and putting it somewhere in a vase, or just taking it from a children's plasticine, making a slide and putting it into this slide, decorating this slide with moss or some lichens torn from the trees will also be very beautiful. My dear, among many of our garden plants, trees, shrubs, fruit and ornamental, barberries, which you did not cut in a timely manner, suffered just as much. Well, dangling branches hang down. What are they needed for? They will bring much greater benefit if you cut them, put these pretty little vases. Take a look. They will stand on your table for a long time and will even be an unusual decoration on the New Year's table. Where you will have salads, fish, sausages, various snacks.
My dear, I wish you not only a beautiful New Year, but also a tasty and happy one.
Nikolai Fursov. PhD in Agricultural Sciences