|Cleanup irises by removing leaves and weeds|
- I never collect all of the seeds as many
flowers like the sedum and ornamental grasses are attractive throughout the winter season. I also leave the seed heads on the black-eyed Susan’s,
sunflowers and the coneflowers as they provide food for the songbirds.
Ornamental grass plumes add winter interest to garden
- This year we covered our small pond with a layer of chicken wire to keep the leaves from accumulating and clogging up the water filter.
- The small tabletop fountain provides the song birds and the stray cats with a reliable water source, although we mu constantly remove the leaves and change out the water daily.