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Friday, February 5, 2016

God 'frosts' flowers to be as beautiful as diamonds

Many people believe that flowers and plants need to be cut back in the fall.  This is a good reason why you should allow flowers to dry naturally and clear them in the springtime.  On the typical day, they add texture to the landscape.
Frost on the flowers
But after a winter thaw when the fog settles over the land and causes frost to grow, the texture is magnified a thousand fold.  The frost grows to one direction accentuating the texture and creating a light upon the otherwise brown and bland flowers.
I have always appreciated the look of Sedum 'Autumn Joy' in the winter time. It's tight clusters of blooms that dry so perfectly with stalks that stand so firmly despite the cold weather.
My grandmother had a large number of "snowball bush" around the house.  This white hydrangea looking flower is beautiful most of the summer and fall.  I often times cut them in the fall and dry them hanging upside down. (Reminds me that I need to check on my cotton plants in the basement!) BIRD!  This fall I didn't have time to cut them back.  But I'm enjoying them in other ways all winter long.  When God "frosts" nature it is as beautiful as a diamond glittering in the sunshine.
Snowball Bush

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