The unusual "muscular" bark of this native tree adds visual interest to the winter landscape.
I am dreaming this winter of tall, thin trees, ...and these need no trimming.
In my Midwestern garden amsonia's yellow foliage (not shown in this picture) is a welcome accent in the late autumn landscape.
Sometimes there are wet spots in a garden that need permanent plantings to convert a liability into an asset.
Pansies are usually the first annuals that gardeners in regions with severe winters plant in the spring.