Friday, June 5, 2015

The Art of Deadheading Flowers

With all the landscaping we have between two golf courses, the clubhouse, and all the grounds in between, it is somewhat of an understatement to say that we have a lot of exciting flowering plants here at TPC Sawgrass! With great flowers comes great responsibility though and one of the main techniques we employ to keep plants flowering is deadheading, or removing the old dying blooms.

Once a plant’s flowers start to degrade they can negatively impact the appearance of the landscape. For this reason alone it is a good idea to deadhead the fading flowers, but this technique can also encourage new flowers to form. This is because flowering is part of many plant’s reproductive cycle, so when their flowers are removed they’ll start the cycle over and make new flowers!

 Some old Marigold blooms mix in with new blooms.
 
Old bloom from a rose bush.