The woman who lives beside me has some beautiful rose bushes that are the envy of the neighborhood. They at least have me envious.
After seeing her pruning them several times, I asked her what the purpose was, and she explained that by clipping certain buds, she could control their shape and size. Whether she knew the science behind it, now I know that she was talking about clipping the apical buds and controlling the auxin levels.
Anyone who has gardened will know that vegetables like cucumbers and squash tend to take a vine-like form. Is there a term for the form plants like cucumbers and ivy take that sprawl across the ground?