by Connie Oswald Stofko
Here’s an easy way to deadhead some annuals in hanging baskets. I got this great tip from Kristin Pochopin, interim director of horticulture at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens during the recent Great Plant Sale.
Instead of picking off the dead flowers one by one, hold the basket by the hook, as she is doing in the photo. Hold it close to the ground and shake the basket. The dead flowers will fall off and your plant won’t be damaged.
This works for annuals such as petunias and calibrachoas, and works very well for New Guinea impatiens, Pochopin said.
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