|The English robin heralds the Christmas season|
One of the first things we bought after moving here in 1996 was a bird identification book. We were fascinated by the many small songbirds but only recognized a few. I remember watching this large brown bird with a red chest strutting its stuff on the grass then laughing when I read that it was just an American Robin! (The English robin is small, cute and fluffy; trust the Americans to have to do everything bigger and better…).
|The big brother! (American robin)|
|Barberries 'Helmond's pillar' & 'orange nugget' together with blue star juniper|
form a great backbone for these containers year round (my design)
|'Charity' Oregon grape|