By Jill Henderson – Show Me Oz -
(Excerpted in part from The Healing Power of Kitchen Herbs)
Winter is a fact of life and as now that fall is here, our top priority should be to prepare our perennial plants to endure whatever winter throws their way. In the plant kingdom, dormancy is not a type of death; rather, it is a reduced pace of living. For even in the coldest climates, plants still breathe, grow roots, and utilize stored food to strengthen them for the next growing season.