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56. Prune a Flowering Shrub

To avoid snipping next year's buds, prune right after the last blooms have faded. Use a bypass pruner to leave stems at varying lengths, which creates a natural look. Make each cut at a junction so that there's a branch or leaf remaining at the end of every stem.
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