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To cut or not to cut perennials?

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What should you do with perennials in the fall? Is it best to cut them back now or wait until spring? If they are left uncut, they will catch more snow and that will provide more protection from the cold. If you have perennials which have winter interest, such as sedum, ornamental grasses, or perennials like black-eyed Susan, or blanket flower which have seed heads which birds enjoy, you will want to leave them uncut.

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