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Home & Garden

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Azaleas

Wait to cut back

Pruning or cutting back spring flowering shrubs will remove all or much of this year’s flower display. Wait until after blooming to trim and thin out overgrown plants such as forsythias, azaleas, rhododendrons, lilacs, viburnums and bigleaf hydrangeas.

– Adrian Higgins, Washington Post

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