When To Prune Snowball Plant Flowers And Branches

Question From: Farmington, Michigan, United States
Q: My snowball plant really grew this year. It has long branches. Do I need to cut the long branches down a bit so the snow won't drag it down and do I need to cut the dead flowers?

A: Prune off the flowers now and cut the branches back in spring when new leaves are just emerging. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy