By Phran Novelli
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Making wreaths, braiding branches for swags and garlands, arranging boughs with berries, filling bowls with pinecones and getting ready to get crafty. This time of year, lots of us bring a touch of nature indoors to celebrate the season and make ornaments and gifts.READ MORE: President Biden To Visit Lehigh County On Wednesday, Visit Mack Trucks In Lower Macungie
Since you don’t have every kind of plant on your own property, it’s natural to go for a walk to collect Nature’s gift bits – and when you do, remember some simple garden etiquette.READ MORE: 5 Things We 'Think' We Know As Philadelphia Eagles Hold First Training Camp Practice Of Nick Sirianni Era
Wherever you may wander – in your own neighborhood, or on the grounds of a garden or arboretum – always ask if it’s OK if you collect some of what Nature’s left behind. Many people and places won’t mind if you pick up a few of whatever has fallen to the ground.
It’s important to never pick, pull, or prune anything off a tree or shrub that doesn’t belong to you.MORE NEWS: Former Atlantic County Child Protective Services Worker Kayan Frazier Sentenced For Child Porn
And, common courtesy extends to wild or public places too: don’t injure plants and don’t take too much. Leave plenty for others to share – including the critters who live there.