Author Archives: Ben Sobieck

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See-Through Plants

In mid-winter, I value strong but supple structural plants. Their movements in the winter wind play with the slanting light, in a view that gets me through the year’s shortest days…

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Winter’s Green Wonders

A garden needn’t look doornail dead in winter. One cold, windy day last January I took a stroll around my northern Alabama garden (USDA Zone 7), notebook in hand. I found a few blooms (winter aconite, Lenten rose, and even an odd scattering of ‘King Alfred’ daffodils), but I was struck by how many herbaceous perennials presented lush, interesting winter foliage…

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