The best technique for deadheading is to use your thumb and forefinger or thumb and middle finger to pinch off each spent blossom. The essential part of this process is also to take off the green part from which the petals were growing. You might want to use pruning shears for this task, and that is fine. Just be sure to remove the dead blooms and their seed pods three times a week.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Petunias Grace Some Public Buildings
Large plantings of petunias grace some of the public buildings in the neighborhood. These red ones are particularly noticeable. Gardeners know that deadheading petunias make them bloom again and again. What is deadheading? It is pinching off the dead blooms as necessary.
Posted by Lady Bug at 7:55 PM