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Helpful Tip from the Garden Geeks: As you know, pinch pruning prompts a plant to bush out with side growth. Did you know you can use this technique to create incredible displays of flowers? Pinching out shoots delays flowering. If you stop pinching them during their bloom season, the shoots will all set buds and flower at the same time (somewhere between one and 2 months after pinching).