Terra-i detects land-cover changes resulting from human activities in near real-time, producing updates every 16 days. It currently runs for the whole of Latin America and is being expanded over the next year to cover the entire tropics.
Winter container gardens can be put outside in November and be easily updated by changing the branches with each passing holiday. Think Warm Copper for Thanksgiving, Red and Green for Christmas, Black, Silver, and Gold for New Years, and Icy Blues and Whites for January-Spring. It's your Winter Season decoration and with minimal care and updating, it adds color to your yard for months. You can always stick with neutral toned branches and therefore require no updating for the season.