Clip, clip, clip.
If you are like me, you probably feel bad every time you give your plants a little snip.
You want every bit of your rose bush or shrubbery to grow and grow and grow and clipping feels like you are hurting your darling plant.
But actually, snipping or pruning doesn’t hurt your plant. It helps it grow healthier, bigger and taller.
Think of it as an occasional hair cut. When we cut off the split ends off our hair, we encourage healthy grow. Besides, if you never cut your hair, it will eventually drag like a dirty mop.
Clipping or pruning encourages healthy growth. When you cut off the dead flowers, it encourages new bloom. Pruning also improves air circulation and helps shape your plant so it looks gorgeous, your hair.
When cutting hair, we usually use scissors. It doesn’t hurt, does it?
So, when you clip your bushes, use gardening clippers and if you really want to feel better about the whole thing, put a mirror in front of your rose and whisper, “Don’t you look pretty now!”
Plants love when you compliment them.
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