Deadheading, the process of removing spent flowers from a bush, is a healthy gardening habit. Deadheading rose bushes keeps their appearance neat and fresh, and encourages the bush to put energy into new blooms.
Grasp one dead flower head in one hand and pull slightly away from the bush.
Clip the stem just below the flower head.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 on all the dead flower heads on the rose bush.
Deadhead weekly throughout the growing season.
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