A few of its neighbors shake their heads and look away at its boldness...
...but the plant remains insistent. "Seriously, lady. What kind of a garden are you running here? Don't you see all of those poor tulips? They're reaching upwards, but those dead fall leaves are pulling them down and strangling them like so many drowning men."
"And those grasses," it continues disdainfully,"Those grasses are a complete disgrace. How can they even see with all of those dry blades falling down in their eyes? How long does it take to give them each a quick haircut so they look like something?"
"And look at all of my buds who are waiting her with me. We would all like to show off a little bit now that spring is finally here, but nobody notices us because you let all of last year's leaves loiter and junk up the place!"
It rolls its eye and puts one leaf to its stem in exasperation. "Next thing you know, you're going to just stop watering us altogether..."
Hmm... now THERE'S an interesting thought!