It's a good idea to clean up a garden in fall -- it saves time in spring when decayed stems are much messier to cut and clear away. Yet some plants in some places simply must be admired in winter. That's the case with this Astilbe tacquetii 'Superba' that grows in the bog within our pond. It makes the winter scene as we look out our back door.

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