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head_start
07-01-2010, 01:12 PM
so i have some questions about preening and trimming.

when you remove dead flowers from a bed do you remove just the flower (reproductive structure) or the stem and flower?

when do you trim bushes? i do it when the customer asks me, but i don't know if that is best.

Rtom45
07-01-2010, 02:54 PM
Faded flower or dead flower stem can be removed anytime. The flower plant itself should be left until it turns brown, then it can be trimmed down (daffodils and tulips for example). Flowering shrubs (forsythia) should be pruned after they're finished flowering. Shrubs that provide fall color (burning bush) should be trimmed after leaves drop. Other shrubs (privet) can be trimmed anytime.

head_start
07-01-2010, 03:22 PM
that was exactly what i was looking for thank you