More winter seeds

Yesterday I showed you the seed heads from the plants in my back yard. Today I finish with the plants from the side and front gardens -- there's a lot more in front this winter because of the walkway beds!

It's already clear that I love keeping these beautiful seed heads around throughout the winter instead of cleaning them up immediately in the fall. This isn't only for my own benefit though -- the birds feast on the seeds all winter long. I don't know about you, but I'd much rather see a finch sitting on a seed head than on the bird feeder.


Again I'll label each of these. It's good practice for me and hopefully helpful to somebody at some time.

Echinacea purpurea (Purple coneflower)

Agastache foeniculum (Blue giant hyssop)

Capsicum annuum 'Black Pearl'

Verbena bonariensis

Cleome (spider flower)

Echinops banaticus  'Blue Glow'

Tanacetum parthenium (feverfew)

Echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower)
Hibiscus lasiocarpos (Rose mallow)

Rudbeckia triloba (brown-eyed Susan)

Liatris spicata (gayfeather)

Caryopteris clandonensis (Blue mist shrub)

Rudbeckia hirta (black-eyed Susan)

Schizachyrium scoparium (Little Bluestem)

There's a lot more brown in today's post than there was yesterday.


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scottweberpdx  – (December 19, 2012 at 10:17 AM)  

Love them...absolutely love them! I've noticed more and more birds this winter swarming over the garden...they are really stripping the plants...then again, that's the point! The Liatris seed heads are facinating...almost feathery-looking.

Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)  – (December 20, 2012 at 10:25 AM)  

You proved once and for all that seeds can be as interesting as flowers!

ricki  – (December 20, 2012 at 4:04 PM)  

Feast for our eyes as well as for the birds.

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