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What is dead heading?

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Have you ever heard an experienced gardener talk about deadheading, and wondered what exactly they meant? Deadheading is a simple trick that will keep your garden looking fresh all season long. It simply refers to pinching off old flowers on your plant so that new blooms can emerge. You can do this by using your fingers at the base of the old flower, or you can use pruners if you'd like. Pinching off old flowers forces your plant to grow into a fuller shape and gives it better form. It also keeps your plants growing compact and from growing too high or leggy.


Watch our video on deadheading​