Garden lighting can fit almost any budget. Solar lights help reduce long-term energy costs as do low energy LED lights. And, sometimes one simple light can make a huge difference. Several years ago, my in-laws placed one spotlight by a Scotch pine to create a stunning look. Sadly the tree had to be removed due to disease, but because of the simple, yet elegant lighting effect, I can still visualize the tree's grace and beauty.
Anne Lenox Barlow is the horticulture educator with Cornell Cooperative Extension in Clinton County. CCE offices may be reached in Clinton County at 561-7450; Essex County, 962-4810; and Franklin County, 483-7403. E-mail your questions to askMG@cornell.edu.