I experimented last year with not cutting my Mexican feather grass (Nassella tenuissima, Zones 7-11) down in the fall. It has stayed decently attractive through the winter so maybe that is one chore I can take off my list. I love how rich and velvety the moss on rocks gets over the moist winter months. This is my sea of daffodils. Most of them are the variety 'Ice Follies' which seem to multiply very generously. This bank is also filled with Siberian irises and many varieties of daylilies. Grrr, and the weeds do quite well here, also! I like the mix of the old fashioned strong yellow daffs with the 'Ice Follies" since the variegated yucca 'Color Guard' also adds some brightness. This delightful swath of lenten roses is an example of Mother Nature being very generous. I probably just started out with a deliberately planted one or two and each year, they get denser and denser. There is a pleasing range of colors in the white, cream, and pink families. Here's a close-up of the volunteer lenten roses. They are planted under an old willow whose days are numbered. I will have a challenge to deal with when the willow says its final goodbye. This a different kind of hellebore that also reseeds like crazy. It's common name is stinking hellebore... doesn't sound very complimentary, does it? I've never noticed a bad odor coming up from it so I don't know what it did to earn that nickname. I'm a big fan of this snaky looking ground cover type euphorbia. It's often a surprise where it shows up. The blue groundcover is Veronica 'Georgia Blue'. The picture doesn't do its electric blue color justice. I love this plant. It is an awesome weed suppressor! Today's photos are from our very own Meander1, Michaele Anderson! (See previous posts from her garden HERE.) She says, "Hi there, Michelle and my fellow winter-weary GPOD-ers. Spring is finally starting to come alive here in my garden in east Tennessee and I wanted share some of what I see when I take a minute to look up from my weeding (and weeding and weeding) efforts. Sigh, along with spring flowers comes a dismayingly robust crop of cool weather weeds! My husband Darwin and I have lived on our farm property for going on 19 years and we are devoted slaves to it." Man, Michaele, those hellebores--how great! And I am determined to find Mexican feather grass for my garden this year. It's hard to come by this far north, but I WANT it. Thanks for the visit! ****Tell us your garden story.... Email me with photos and words at GPOD@taunton.com. **** ______________________________________________Want us to feature YOUR garden in the Garden Photo of the Day? CLICK HERE!Want to see every post ever published? CLICK HERE!Want to search the GPOD by STATE? CLICK HERE!Check out the GPOD Pinterest page! CLICK HERE! Related Articles READER PHOTOS! Michaele's garden in Tennessee READER PHOTOS! Michaele's garden in Tennessee READER PHOTOS! Michaele's garden in Tennessee, revisited READER PHOTOS! Michaele's container gardens in Tennessee View the discussion thread.