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Garden Maintenance - Pinching, Deadheading and Cutting Back

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Garden Maintenance: Shearing
Garden Maintenance - Pinching, Deadheading and Cutting Back

It's not just plants with a vast amount of flowers to be deadheaded that make good candidates for shearing. Plants like Nepeta and hardy Geraniums tend to bloom all at once and then decline. Here nepeta is being sheared back to a few inches. This will encourage the plant to set out new growth and new buds.

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