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Gardening books and magazines would — and perhaps they still do — make suggestions about leaving the stalks of certain plants alone in the fall, so as to provide “winter interest” during the stark months after the last autumn flowers have gone to seed. IcedAsterStalksI like an interesting winter [we can debate elsewhere if there has been too much of anything this time around; I suspect my friends in Boston and Florida all have strong opinions], but I also think the birds like having appropriate forage, and if seedlings strike from any of my perennials, those are bound to be interesting as well.  There are some new gardens to cultivate in my family, and plant-critters strong enough to seed themselves are exactly the kind I want to share.

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Ice
Splash of Heering Cherry
Shot of Sage
Ginger beer
Water to to taste
Drama lighting
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The moss has been flourishing all winter. This snow was really more like a brief bit of playing dress-up with a season that wasn’t supposed to be around.

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It was gone by the afternoon, and warm enough for me to start pruning shrubs and noticing all the mantis egg cases that had been stowed in the Nine-bark bush.  Ah well.  Maybe we’ll get more before the winter is completely gone….

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Remnants of the great icicles of 2010:

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