It’s a cold clear day in East Tennessee today. I am looking forward to spring, but also enjoying the final crisp days of winter. Today I wanted to share some lovely winter beauty of seed heads from my meadow with you. My favorite photographs are of nature, of course!
Even in winter is has been wonderful to meander through the meadow to see the seed heads that remain. There are many benefits to leaving the meadow alone through winter in addition to the beauty of the dried plants. Seed heads provide winter food for birds, many bees overwinter in hollow stems, small rodents may find cover under the tall grass, and you will have more seeds to fall onto the soil.
Here is a short post by American Meadows https://www.americanmeadows.com/blog/2015/11/19/wildflower-aftercare-to-mow-or-not-to-mow-at-the-end-of-the-season