I feel the same way. My flower garden will meet winter looking like this:
Hard to believe there'll be things growing here next year, but it'll happen.
Check out Chris' article "Fall Flower Garden Clean-Up" (originally published in 2011 and re-posted a couple of days ago.)
Even though cleaning up your flower garden in the fall is a matter of preference, Chris gives quite a few reasons behind his decision not to put off this task until spring.
Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)