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The Winter Pollinator Garden

I often talk about winter interest in the garden. Today is the perfect day to appreciate how beautiful a standing pollinator garden can look after a snow fall. 
Some of the plants are tipping a bit, which is fine. I can still skirt around them if I like so not to disturb the snow. The grasses, which are still standing, look lovely, especially our Little Bluestem. Look closely and you will see in the base of the grasses little niches for small animals to seek shelter.

Many of the plants still have a nice cache of seeds which will be in high demand by the birds.  

I would rather look out my window to a garden of plants dusted in snow, gently leaning over the walks, and impressive perches of snow on the spent Rattlesnake master seeds than an expanse of snow-covered mulch.

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