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Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Brinybay
Aug 5, 2016 11:37 AM CST
These Aquilegia are doing better since I moved them to the cedar planter and started fertilizing once a week. Am I supposed to dead-head or prune these? I'm tempted because the dead blooms make it look kinda ratty.

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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Aug 5, 2016 12:32 PM CST
They do look quite nice! Thumbs up Yes, deadhead away...You'll most likely see another flush of blooms!
Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Brinybay
Aug 26, 2016 1:03 PM CST
You were correct! The other apparently is done blooming.

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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 26, 2016 1:06 PM CST
Hurray! It sure is pretty! Thumbs up
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Aug 26, 2016 3:55 PM CST
Don't deadhead your favorites. They will go to seed and you will have more plants next year. They are easy to move to your desired locations once they sprout.
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