I leave most of the perennials through the winter to add some interest to the garden, and to catch snow to hold more of the moisture. However, I do cut down the salvia along the driveway because there are daffodils planted in the same space. I want the area clear to see the daffodils in the spring.
The flower tower has been dismantled. The three smaller pots on the stake still have some flowers blooming so I tucked them in with the other containers on the patio.
The tomatoes and basil which froze last week have been cleared from the raised vegetable beds. After digging in most of the straw, I put the tomato cages on top to hold the straw when it's windy and to help dissuade the neighborhood cats from using the beds as litter boxes. I have lettuce and radishes planted in the cold frame on the bed closest in the photo. They are sprouting. I just sat the other cold frame on the bed farthest in the photo so it will be ready to go later.
This is the pile holding the plants cleaned up in the garden. Next spring, we plan to use the concrete pieces to make another flower bed and spread out the pile.
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