It's important to catch the ripening rose hips before the birds do!
I use protective gloves, because the branches are covered with
very sharp prickers.
We have many, many wild rose bushes,
so I do not worry about harvesting too many rose hips...
There is a stack of wreath frames out in Batman's workshop,
and I found wire and wire cutters out there, too.
I anchored some rose hip bunches securely at the top,
and then wound a few bunches at a time down one side of the wreath,
securing the last very tightly.
Starting at the top on the other side,
I did the same on the right side of the
wreath frame. I trimmed the branches at the bottom a bit,
and added some foliage where the two sides meet.
The foliage here in Vermont is peaking,
amidst overcast skies.
We have been totally fogged in most
of these days up here on the ridge
and this project was a nice affirmation of
the muted fall beauty.
Sunshine promised for tomorrow.
It will be dazzling up here.