ALL THE LEAVES ARE GONE - INSPIRATION

The leaves have fallen off their trees.  Now is the time to look around the forest floor or garden... appreciate plants other than trees:  the seed heads of flowers past; berries; sedum, acorns; moss and lichen covered rocks; branches; ornamental grasses; mosses; and mushrooms.  Despite the delicate connotation of the name, the blooms on pansies will continue through frosts.

So, while we miss the green of the warmer months... now is a time to appreciate the muted colors and beautiful shapes in nature.  Focus your gaze downward at the amazing micro-miracles that thrive well into the colder months and throughout winter and you'll find inspiration for your garden and terrarium.

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