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What is Dead Heading?

Dead heading is the act of removing spent flowers from a seasonal plant.  When a flowering shrub or perennial is producing many flowers the plant is putting all of its growing energy into flower production. Once it is done flowering it returns to more leaf and root growth. Some plants need to be dead headed…

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What is the difference between an Evergreen and Deciduous plant ?

Evergreen plants retain their leaves year round. They do shed old leaves as new leaves come out, but they always have leaves on the stem. Some examples of evergreens : Laurel, Rhododendron, Arbutus, Conifers. Deciduous plants lose their leaves in the fall and their stems are bare all winter. In the spring they sprout out…

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