It’s not always winter in Edmonton; although by the end of February it sure feels like it. Our growing season is exhilarating when it finally arrives. For gardeners like myself, the thought that perennial plants are always alive under the snow is a constant source of joy and comfort.
Most gardeners cut down perennial plants for the winter. I love the look of uncut plants. They make the garden seem like a still life. Not only that, my theory is that dead leaves create shelters for the plants. With snow on top they become little yurts that protect the live roots.