It actually goes to Kate's HortiSculpture link "Nipping it in the bub" is a horticultural term... ...a method of pruning...
UN-FUN-Fact: BUD a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary foliage (leaf bud) the rudimentary inflorescence (flower bud) or both (mixed bud).
When shaping a plant, or forcing it to grow in a preferred direction, or to improve some fruiting bodies by limiting others, the easiest method is to determine which to keep, & which to remove.. often, the earlier in the development the better.. ..since the longer the task is neglected, the more difficult to becomes to manage.
The EASIEST way is to simply reach in and NIP off the BUD with your fingernails.
If not, then you'll require pruning shears... worse still, as the twig develops into a branch, LOPPERS! or A Pruning Saw now that your lazy arse has allowed it to grow into a big old branch!
Worse case scenario...now you went and allowed it to develope into a LIMB! NOW You're UP There ... JUGGLING CHAINSAWS... at the Top of a Ladder.. all yer drunk buddies there pointin' & a'laffin'! (.....sumpthin' about "O-BARMA-CARE"!.....)
Meanwhile ...by the time you're hacking away at limbs... it's next to impossible to maintain a desirable shape... worse still, it's increasingly difficult for the plant to deal with from a survival standpoint... since large open wounds are an OPEN INVITATION To Fungus & Disease if not done properly.
...AND ALL 'CAUSE YOU NEGLECTED TO "Nip it in the bud"! ...SILLY WABBIT!
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