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deadhead

1. n. a stupid person. Wow, are you a deadhead!
2. tv. & in. [for someone] to return an empty truck, train, airplane, etc., to where it came from. I deadheaded back to Los Angeles.
3. n. a follower of the rock group the Grateful Dead. My son is a deadhead and travels all over listening to these guys.
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Deadheading is a constant chore that is easy to do habitually and very rewarding in its results, so make the most of those garden walks.
Examples of plants whose flower stems need deadheading include armeria, coreopsis (shear off flowers when there are too many to pick off by hand), dianthus, gaillardia, geum, purple coneflower, red-hot poker, rudbeckia, scabiosa, Shasta daisy, and veronica.
It's easy to keep up with deadheading on plants with flowers that fade slowly, such as marigolds and zinnias.
Deadheading is a quick way to keep your garden looking pukka.
Shearing, pruning, pinching, deadheading and cutting back are now on our mind.
Deadheading a rose bush means pruning off the spent blooms, so the rose bush doesn't think it needs to go to seed.
Deadheading dahlia with no ifs or buds 6 I've gone in for dahlias this year but when it comes to deadheading them, how do I tell the buds from the dead flowers?
You know of the chore as deadheading, which is the prompt removal of faded blooms before seed matures.
Usually the plant will try to bloom some more in hopes of replacing the seed that was removed by deadheading.
Deadheading of shrubs in particular is almost guaranteed to double the bloom display next year.
Although it may be hot, you can still spend a little time mulching, composting, weeding and deadheading, preferably in the early morning or later evening when the temperatures are pleasant.
The colours of azalea and rhododendron are enhanced by deadheading (don't forget to compost the flowers).
Continue deadheading throughout the remainder of the season.
Expert rose growers don't allow damaged, diseased or tainted roses on a bush, removing them while deadheading liberally.