water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins
I don't cut back the land plants I have growing the fields of wild flowers until spring. The bugs, birds etc eat the seeds all winter and use it for protection.I've read it's actually best to wait until early spring to cut plants back as there might be beneficial insects that have laid eggs to overwinter on the stems. What do you guys think?
The bog plants I have never really seen anything obvious on the stems. And when cut, the stuff is dumped in my woods intact so any bug will still live.
The bog plants become mush if left in the bog, I did it one year, yuck!