Get More Blooms

Do you know how to deadhead flowers?  It’s easy: Once a flower is past its peak, snip off the head. The plant will then be able to put its energy into new growth.  Even large flowers, such as sunflowers, will benefit from deadheading. Here’s a 1-2-3-4 illustration:





10 replies
    • Meredith Sorensen
      Meredith Sorensen says:

      You can deadhead at the base, too, but in the case of sunflowers you’ll likely lose out on additional blooms.

  1. Bob
    Bob says:

    Wow I always thought that it was important to cut the bottom of the stem at an angle so it could suck up more water and nutrients (maybe that’s important too?), but I never thought you could deadhead a flower and have it return!

  2. Tim Smothers
    Tim Smothers says:

    Good tips! I heard someone say once that it was important to cut at an angle when snipping them. Is that true or does it matter. I’ve got to head out to the garden to get it going this year! Bout that time.


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