It's interesting how some plants just disappear in the winter. I like to watch hostas because you can literally see them almost evaporate. First they get kind of wilty and then they go sort of transparent and then they just disappear.
|I love how you can see right through this leaf|
Another plant that gracefully disappears is Solomon's Seal. It goes from dark green and white variegation to this pale yellow color before it totally melts away.
Many perennials do not disappear, of course, like my asters, coreopsis, baptisia, geraniums, anemones, echinacea. I like to keep most of these around for a little winter interest. Here is my front garden on this rainy Wednesday morning.