This week’s dirt: The very next cool, rainy day, go out and cut moist vines like bittersweet and grapevine for wreaths and decorations for next fall. Bend and tie them into wreath and heart shapes, and keep them tied until they’re dry and can hold their shape. They can even be wound around flower pots or a favorite vase and then allowed to dry.
North Shore Gardener by Barbara Barger of Beverly is a feature of Friday’s Lifestyles section. Reach Barbara by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to her c/o The Salem News, 32 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA 01915. Previous North Shore Gardener columns can be found at www.nsgardener.com.