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Snow on Coneflower seed heads copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Snow on Coneflower seed heads copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Coneflower seed heads in the winter garden adds a nice visual statement in an otherwise flat landscape. Add snow and the subject takes on an aspect of whimsy. Winter birds rely on native seed heads for nourishment. In my garden these plants feed Goldenrod in the late fall and Sparrows, Juncos, and Chickadees through the winter. Snowfall appears to be attracted to the Coneflower, leaving a top hat on each seed head. The science teacher/learner in me is always amazed by this feat of physics. Nature seems to offer the wildlife a drink with their meal; frozen hydration with dried substance.

Coneflower with snow copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Coneflower with snow copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

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