Native Plants Add Winter Interest to Your Garden
by Liz McBride
Photos by Liz McBride and David Thompson
Spring through fall, native plants beautify our gardens and provide food for birds and insects. But even in the dead of winter, they lighten the heart and feed the hungry. Stripped of leaves and petals, native plants add form, texture, and even color to the home garden, especially when it is blanketed with snow. And while we enjoy their good looks, native plants shelter over-wintering insects and nourish birds with berries and seeds.
Here are a few examples.