Moving into dormancy. Like bears heading into a cave, perennial plants take a breather in the winter months. They grow their root balls quietly underground, preparing for spring. They save themselves for greatness.
Shopping at Bees is different than many other garden centers. Every single leaf is not green. After a week of rain and varying temperatures, several of the plants, particularly the natives, are doing their thing. They are still plants and still ready for you. They are just putting on their autumn outfits.