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#1 of 3 Old 06-22-2006, 01:34 PM - Thead Starter
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Do you dead head your flowers after they die?

My mother - in -law told me that you do this and the bulbs grow at the base and will produce more flowers for next year.

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I know with out tulips and gladiolas (I am sure with other bulbs) the package said to wait for the stalk to completely die before pulling them. Until they are completely dead, the moisture still makes it to the bulb. I know that our gladiolas, especially in one area, are about 4 x more than what we started with a couple of years ago. I think I planted 20 bulbs and most have 100 gladiolas growing up this year.

I did deadhead my normal flower plants for the first time ever a couple of weeks ago and noticed a big increase in new flowers. Need to do it again.
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I always dead head my tulips. I take off the dead head and leave the stem if it's still green since all the stuff goes back into the bulb. In the 2 years I had the house my tulips almost doubled
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