Inevitably, it always snows! My garden looks fresh again! The snow continues to fall this morning and the world is thick with this white stuff.
The seed heads and sturdy stems of the native Actaea racemosa seem to hold up the best of the tall, summer blooming Actaeas/Cimicifugas.
The twisted tumble weed stems of Lespedeza bicolor. This plant dies to the ground in zone 5 here in Putney, but reemerges from deep in the earth, pushing up asparagus like shoots in the late spring.