Many of my plants are sending up flower scapes.
I choose to not let any of my plants flower this year so that they do not expend energy unnecessarily. I'd like them to have a better chance at surviving transplant.
My question is should I nip the flower down by the base of the plant... this is what I have been doing OR should I nip it right under the bud leaving the stem in place to die back on its own? *My reason for asking this question is that the stem should still be photosynthesizing even if it is "budless". That would be more energy transferring down until the stem dies back.
Thoughts please as I have quite a few to nip right now and I need to know whether to revert to nipping them off down at the base or changing nipping practices.