This Fall, going to cut back spent plants
Even if they are still green, when October comes, they get cut back. I was always the one who said the leaves and dead stalks protected the flowers over winter and I loved how they looked in winter snows; but when I see the mess out there this Spring (well, near Spring) I'm singing another tune. My Mom always has me help cut her stuff back way early in the Fall and I hate snipping off those green things; but..maybe it's just that the work is a little more taxing to me. ha. It would be so nice to just sit back and wait for them all to grow again. I know I said I was done for the day, but I went back out and cut as much back as I could without disturbing the new growth. Suppose to rain tomorrow.
Sorry just needed to vent to fellow gardeners. :) I feel better now.