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Deadheading Part II

Sometimes we have so much to show you that we need a second video to cover all the information, like learning about deadheading perennials and other flowering plants. Deadheading i... More Sometimes we have so much to show you that we need a second video to cover all the information, like learning about deadheading perennials and other flowering plants. Deadheading is a topic like that, because of the great variety in the way plants bud and grow. Plants flower to produce seeds and more plants. When you deadhead a plant - that is, when you remove the spent flowers and stalks on a plant -you encourage it to put its energy elsewhere. The energy can then go into strengthening the plant and its roots and leaves. In some cases, removing the spent flowers can also cause the plant to bloom for a second, third, and even fourth time in one season. Sometimes the blooms can continue straight through from the first bloom until frost, a... Less

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