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Winter Doesn't End the Beauty of Your Garden

By jvdubb
February 24, 2015

Some gardeners mourn the end of their growing season when plants die back. Some gardeners work hard in the fall, cleaning out their beds and cutting everything back for tidiness. While there are reasons to cut back some plants, I've come to love my winterscape when things are left as is.

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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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CarolineScott
Feb 23, 2015 8:09 PM CST
Thanks for sharing your winter garden in a well done photo article.
It is a beautiful garden even in winter.
And by not destroying it by "clean up" in fall,
you are providing winter homes for beneficial insects.
I once found a lady bug curled up inside a Lavatera seed case.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Feb 24, 2015 3:09 AM CST
Beautiful Jennifer - The snow makes those cold Michigan winters so pretty Lovey dubby Thumbs up
Name: Mary Stella
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Oberon46
Feb 24, 2015 10:01 AM CST
I love the grass and must look for your sedum to add around my pond. Great article. Thank You!
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Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Feb 24, 2015 10:02 AM CST
Thank you everyone!
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Feb 24, 2015 10:49 AM CST
You see a winter garden like I do. Your's is beautiful. I have enjoyed my somewhat shaggy garden during many winters. I always leave the old stems until spring.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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