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    Heather on
    November 7, 2010
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    It really depends on the bushes and if they are bushes that bloom from new growth or old growth. Which plant do you wish to trim? We can give you more precise directions on how to trim it if you let us know.

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    Nikki on
    January 24, 2011
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    Yes, there are several kinds that do. This is a practice called deadheading. You take off the first batch of flowers and the plant will grow a second batch. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/deadheading-flowers.htm

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    Heather on
    February 22, 2011
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    It should be set in teh center in the soil.

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    Nikki on
    March 10, 2011
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    Heather on
    April 11, 2011
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    It really depends on the type of shrub, but a pruning in spring for non flowering shrubs is normally ok. Most shrubs will not tolerate being cut back by more than 1/3. There are only very specific shrubs that respond to rejuvenation pruning like you are talking about. If you let me know what kind of shrubs they are, I can tell you if you can do rejuvenation pruning on them.

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    Nikki on
    April 27, 2011
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    Yes, most resources do specify cutting back branches 8-12 inches from the canker margin, or affected area. However, I recommend 12 inches, as the canker margins are not always well defined and at least this way, you're more likely to get all of the infected area. Always better to be on the safe side.

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