Dead Head is a name given to fans of the American jam band, the Grateful Dead. In the 1970s, a number of fans began travelling to see the band in as many shows or festival venues as they could. With large numbers of people thus attending strings of shows, a community developed.

Deadheading is snipping off spent blossoms before seeds form so that flowers rebloom. For me it is a restful activity and one of the best parts of gardening. I have a favorite guide that Garden Gate published a few years ago that you might enjoy.

When to Deadhead

Right now many flowers are through their first bloom and ready to deadhead. With good timing you might be able to enjoy a second round of blossoms before snow hits.


About Kary Beck

Mother and wife, gardener, wine enthusiast, avid online bargain hunter, and owner of two black-and-tan cocker spaniels.
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