Keeping the Garden Groomed

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Posted by @Paul2032 on
A little time committed to deadheading will keep the garden looking fresher and more appealing.

Many of the perennials in my garden are gorgeous when they first bloom, but they become far less attractive as the flowers begin to fade. As an example, here is a clump of rudbeckia that is past its prime.
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A few minutes of deadheading, removing the old blossoms, will make the clump much more attractive and may encourage some new blooms to grow. Here is the same clump after it has been deadheaded.

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Deadheading by gchrismer Jun 22, 2015 5:21 PM 0
Some like a different look by CarolineScott May 23, 2015 2:57 PM 6
What a difference that makes! by blue23rose May 21, 2015 6:15 PM 0

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