Answer: This practice, called disbudding, will increase the size of remaining blossoms, but will actually reduce the number of blooms. If you're looking for quantity and a longer bloom season rather than large blossom size, allow all the buds to remain. If you want to experiment with disbudding, here's how it's done. Flower buds are clustered at the end of a flower stem. The largest bud is in the center. Removal of the smaller buds that are along the side and below the main bud will encourage a single large blossom to form.
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