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Here’s a nice piece of technical advice on rose bush care that will be great news for you. It’s on the subject of deadheading which may at first sound like a dead head subject but hang in there because it’s about to get real nice for you.
Once a beautiful rose has finished blooming and starts going downhill, the color starts to fade and the petals begin to drop, it’s called a spent bloom or a deadhead. Well for the health of your rose plant these spent blooms need to be deadheaded, which means they need to be cut off.
The best way to deadhead your spent blooms is to go down to the first leaf or the second leaf and cut the stem just above where the leaf joins the stem, above the leaf node as it’s called. Cut about a quarter of an inch above the leaf node (this is for deadheading not for cutting off new beautiful blooms, covered next).
This is actually good rose bush care as it encourages new flowering. In fact if you consistently deadhead your rose bush will even go into overdrive producing more and more flowers. Isn’t that nice? I told you there was good news about deadheading but this isn’t all by far so keep reading because the best is yet to come.
Why does the rose plant quickly and abundantly replace deadheaded flowers? Nature has provided all plants and animals with a strong desire to reproduce. Read the rest of this entry »