This past fall I didn’t clear out all the dead plants and now that winter is here in full force it’s interesting to take a look at the various plants when they have snow and or ice on them.
The above photo is of one of my Monkshood plants. This is a very poisonous plant who’s flowers bloom in autumn. It’s very pretty when it’s stalks are covered in rows of hooded flowers.
I fear that I’ll probably have to get rid of my Monkshood this year though. We have a puppy and I plan on trying to keep her out of the garden beds, but we all know accidents can happen and given how curious young dogs can be it’s probably safer if I remove any truly toxic plants from my garden … as much as I hate to lose a nice plant.
Anyone want some Monkshood?
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