removal of dead blooms
I am a novice gardener-very excited & eager to learn EVERYTHING about gardening. However, I am not sure, when removing dead blooms, where to actually remove them: i.e. with petunias or lantana, would I remove the whole green stalk, or just where the bloom connects to the stem, or the area right below that? This seems so trivial, yet I really want to know how to maximize re-flowering.
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

You're right to deadhead your plants so they can conserve energy to bloom again. For petunias and lantana, simply pinch off the spent bloom itself. For lilies, daylilies and similar plants with long stalks, remove the entire stalk. On roses, deadhead back to the next set of leaves.

Answered by BHGgardenEditors
Community Answers (2)

This will help so much and you'll have tons more blooms afterwards.
Submitted by mbklemish