“Deadhead” for more flowers

“Deadheading” is the rather strange term used by gardeners to describe the process of removing fading or dead flowers off of a living flower plant, encouraging the growth of more beautiful flowers.  However strange it may sound, it works!  As your blooms reach the end of their beauty, gently pinch them off the plant at the base of the flower (you’ll find many will drop off into your hand).  Removing the fading blooms not only stimulates the plant to produce more, but it also keeps the plant looking fresher and cleaner.  Deadhead away!

2 thoughts on ““Deadhead” for more flowers

  1. Do you take just the petal part of the flower off, or the stem part too, where it connects to the main, bigger, stem?

    • There is usually a little stem that holds the flower to the bigger stem. You can pich the little stem and it will cause the plant to try and set more fruit 9creating flowers).

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