Big Blue is not so big or blue any more. All that's left are seed stalks. We leave all the hosta stalks up thru the winter. The ligularia stalks stay up till I need the seeds to use or give away. The grasses and goldenrod glow in the sunlight. They dominate the winter scape, especially when snow covers the back yard. We leave most of our lawn ornamentation out all year. The gazing ball is the only survivor this year; deer got the rest.