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Most of us, when we are looking for plants to add to our gardens, consider a plant’s leaves, flowers and texture. Then we determine if it’s well suite for our site and will enhance what we already have planted. But what if we added winter interest to that list?

Does the plant have an interesting shape revealed when its leaves fall after the first cold snap? Are the spent flowers attractive? Do seed heads give the plant a new second life of visual interest in the garden?

I came upon these plants in the gardens yesterday. I’m sure few gardeners planted Ligularias for their spent flowers, but maybe they should. Also offering wonderful winter interest in the gardens are hostas and Japanese Iris.

Maybe we shouldn’t be so eager to cut it all back come fall. Let our pruners rest a little bit longer.

~~ Jennifer
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