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Driving to work this morning I was considering just this and thinking about starting a thread. I live in Atlanta so I have a lot of time to think on my commute, ever been in Atlanta traffic? Decided I should do a search first only to find that ktsgolfer had already started one this morning. Thanks ktsgolfer.
This is exactly where I was thinking but with some specific's. Are there particular stems that you cut one particular way because they do best or look best cut one way. Example, I stopped using Ludwigia repens because when I trimmed it roots would become prolific and ugly around the cut area. I love the plant so I am just starting to use it again but plan on pulling the stem at trim time cutting off the bottom and replanting with the hope that the above water roots will not be so bad. I also use this method with my Cabomba because it just seems to respond and look better when trimmed in this mannor. With other stems I want to encourage side stems so I cut and let it grow out. Or maybe a combination of both with some stems.......first trim cut and let it grow back out, second trim cut below the first cut and plant where roots have formed.
While comptemplating this I thougt it would be great to have a list of common stems and the best proven method of trimming and maintaining each individual stem. This topic does seem to come up a lot and having a list to check would be great.
Can you guys list some of your favorites and how you trim each with some reasons for doing it that way?
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