Thank you to The Butterflies and The Bees. We’re not a big fan of fall cleanup. We like to keep the plants around as long as we can and eschewed the “tidy garden” look of traditional landscaping years ago. Permaculture taught us the value of observing and mimicking nature, reducing unnecessary human labor, the many uses for each plant, and integrating our farming practices with the natural landscape and rhythms of our seasons. Late blooms and cold weather crops feed the pollinators, and unharvested seed heads poking through the snow are food for birds throughout the winter months. Providing for the providers in this symbiotic thing called LIFE. Without pollinators there is no food.