Off with their heads: Keep perennials in good health
from Bend Bulletin
Deadheading is such a cruel-sounding terminology, but it’s a technique that is most commonly used to coax prolonged bloom times in perennial flowers. The necessary process in many cases maintains the health of the plant for next season’s bloom. Most gardeners will agree that if we know why we are encouraged to perform a job, we’re more inclined to do the job. That said, here are some reasons for keeping your perennials in good condition.
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