Habitat At Home: Leave Seedheads Standing


Last updated 10/28/2019 at 2:34pm

Eastern Purple Cone Flower was and still is a widely used medicinal plant.

Autumn usually calls for cleaning up and pruning flowerbeds for spring blooms. But did you know you can forgo the clipping while still maximizing the benefits of your garden during harsh winter months?

As days grow shorter, nights grow longer and blossoms fade to brown, the dry remnants of flowering plants called "seedheads" play a valuable role in the survival of wildlife.

Birds, insects, and other tiny critters seek refuge in chilled winter gardens for shelter and seeds found in the central parts of Sunflowers, Coneflowers or Black Eyed Susans. Various birds will scratch the ground and l...

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