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Garden Maintenance - Pinching, Deadheading and Cutting Back

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Garden Maintenance: Basal Growth
Garden Maintenance - Pinching, Deadheading and Cutting Back

If you look closely at the early bloomers that have started to droop, you will probably see new growth at the base of the plant. This is called basal growth and it's a signal that the plant is ready to rejuvenate itself. The example here is a hardy Geranium. Other plants that will do this are fern leaf Dicentra and mallow.

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