Faded Water Lilies
If you have a water garden, your hardy water lilies have probably faded and are trying to get your attention.
You may see some half-inch-long green leaves emerging. Leave that stuff alone. That's next year's growth. Now clean out the rest of the organic material - leaves! - that you find, submerged or otherwise. Then set the pots down to the bottom of the pond for their wintry slumber.
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