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Dennis Patton: Pinching makes plants stockier and bushier

about 3 days ago

Pinching or cutting back perennials is a task that will result in a nicer appearance in the garden. A plant that has been pinched often is short, stockier and less likely to flop over in the garden. The most common plant pinched or cut back is the garden mum, but other plants respond well to this treatment, Dennis Patton says.

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