The “tidy factor”

Sparrow eating seed heads w-sigI’m always surprised when the “tidy factor” wins and a gardener feels compelled to whack back spent flowers and seed heads and send them off to the compost pile.  I bite my tongue, but am deeply puzzled.

Learn how leaving those seed heads alone can benefit so much and maybe even help you hook a friend on wildlife gardening by reading my latest column on the Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens website (where over 30 of us contribute educational and informative columns to guide and encourage wildlife gardeners, so they don’t make the same mistakes we did).