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How to deadhead garden flowers & plants

Learn a simple tip to keep your garden growing.

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Deadheading is a weird term for simply removing the spent flowers, or dead heads, from a flowering plant. Removing the dead heads keeps your gardening looking tidy and encourages new growth.

Deadheading is a weird term for simply removing the spent flowers, or dead heads, from a flowering plant. Removing the dead heads keeps your gardening looking tidy and encourages new growth.

Using a pair of clean, sharp secateurs, gently cut the dead and dying blooms from its stem.

Using a pair of clean, sharp secateurs, gently cut the dead and dying blooms from its stem.

You can discard cut flowers. If you have a compost pile, throw the dead heads in!

You can discard cut flowers. If you have a compost pile, throw the dead heads in!

I grow Snowcap Shasta Daisies in my garden - see how much better they look?

I grow Snowcap Shasta Daisies in my garden - see how much better they look?

New blooms will start to show up in a couple of days.

New blooms will start to show up in a couple of days.

  • 1.0 Flowering plant
  • 1.0 Pruning shears
  • 1.0 Pair gardening gloves