In so much as this winter has been tough, I am in awe of how plants retain their winter interest despite the rough weather. These PG Hydrangeas still have their dried flowers in tact. There is provision every where, if one pays attention. Birds in the spring will remove some of these florets for nest building. So please, when you have hydrangeas in your garden, don't be tempted to remove the flowers. Let them dry and become winter interest and a source of materials for birds.