A Snip Tip: Re: Deadheading flowers by wildflowers

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A Snip Tip

By wildflowers
July 2, 2012

To deadhead spent flowers from plants, I usually just pinch the faded blooms and stem above the leaf node with my fingers. If it's a side shoot, just snip it off with the garden scissors.

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Name: Marilyn
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Jul 1, 2012 6:12 PM CST
Why do I dislike this job so much. It is so necessary to keep the plants blooming, I know but Ohhhhh, I never know what to do with the spent stems/blooms, Wish there was something creative to do with them. Hilarious! Hilarious! I'm all ears!
Name: Christine
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Jul 1, 2012 6:37 PM CST
Well, if they smell good, you can use the petals as potpourri. But I know exactly what you mean! Even though it's easy, it's not always so easy to get it done... I don't know why!!?
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Name: Rick Corey
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Aug 8, 2013 6:59 PM CST
Compost fodder?

Pretty mulch?

I hate to behead flowering plants, too.

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