Ear to the Ground: The Insider Dirt to Gardening in Upstate NY

Grateful tree gets a wintery update

by cathym on November 1, 2019

by Cathy Monrad

You can take the grateful tree project into the next season with some glue and Epsom salts.

Here’s what I did:

  1. Prepare work area with newspaper or old tablecloth.
  2. Remove the leaves from your grateful tree.
  3. Use a paint brush to apply glue or Modge Podge liberally to the branch forks to mimic how snow sits on trees.
  4. Sprinkle Epsom salts on the glue. Let dry.
  5. Pour Epsom salts into the container as desired.

Cathy Monrad is the graphic designer and garden crafter for the Upstate Gardeners’ Journal.

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