Sunday, December 23, 2012

Typha in Winter

Winter is here and it is beautiful. I don't cut plants down in the fall and am able to enjoy their forms when the snow comes.
This dwarf bulrush grows at the side of our pond. You hardly notice it in the summer but it is a wonderful sight after the snow falls. It will stay that way most of the winter, feeding small birds and enhancing the garden.
Until they soften and fall, the remnants of our plants feed the birds. Then they feed the soil. It's the way it was meant to be.
A friend once commented: "Your garden isn't your livingroom. Leave it messy." She didn't see my livingroom!

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