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Snip Off the Flowers Before Planting

By Shelly
August 18, 2011

When you get your new plant home and are ready to plant, snip off any bloom that may have come with the plant. The energy will go to establishing the plant instead of maintaining the bloom.

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Name: Lee Anne Stark
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threegardeners
Aug 22, 2011 8:46 PM CST
I know it's important, but I just can never bring myself to do it!!

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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 29, 2013 1:34 PM CST
Nope, not alone. I have never snipped off any blooms.
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rocklady
Jun 25, 2015 1:02 PM CST
Lee Ann and Deb, I can't bring myself to snip them off, either. I want to see my plant bloom at least ONCE! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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