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Deadhead

An employee of a transportation company who travels for free in order to return home or arrive at his next assignment.
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True, you can never keep up completely with deadheading and there is no use driving yourself crazy with the effort.
With plants that form masses of flowers, such an nicotiana and petunias, deadheading can be a tedious choire.
In the case of the latter, it may go a step beyond just deadheading.
Depending on the type of bloom stalk, deadheading may require the total removal of the flowering stalk, as in snapdragons and gladioli, or only the cutting off of the individual flower, as with marigolds.
If we neglect the deadheading chore, not only does the plant's appearance suffer aesthetically but the future direction of plant development has been altered.
Ideally, deadheading should be done immediately after the flower fades.
The first and easiest task to accomplish is deadheading (removal) of the faded blooms.
Malibu or Coldwater canyons), we are told that ``numerous seeds are produced and requires deadheading to impede spread.
Deadhead daffodils as they fade and keep winter bedding such as primulas and pansies looking good by regular deadheading.
LATE summer flowers such asJapanese anemones will benefit from regular deadheading, so get out there with those secateurs.
KEEP on feeding and deadheading bedding plants in pots, baskets and other containers to develop flowers.