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Hydrangea Leaf Scorch

LEAF SCORCH ON HYDRANGEAS

Be On The Lookout for leaf scorch on hydrangeas. In the familiar lingo of crime show dramas, I am posting a “BOLO.” To those of you who follow other entertainment, BOLO is an acronym for “Be On The Lookout.”  IT TOOK ME BY SURPRISE No one was more surprised than me to see this condition…
Details of May Hydrangea Giveaway

HYDRANGEA GIVEAWAY

I am delighted to tell you that I am part of a Hydrangea Giveaway in May named “Total Eclipse of the Yard.” WHAT’S IN THE GIVEAWAY Enter for a chance to win two 2-gallon First Editions Shrubs & Trees Eclipse® Bigleaf Hydrangeas. The giveaway also includes one 2 cubic foot bag of Black Gold® Natural…
Vase stuffed with cut hydrangeas

TIME FOR HYDRANGEA BOUQUETS

Now is the time to get ready for hydrangea bouquets. Between the mild winter and gradual spring warming, just about all of my big leaf hydrangeas are beginning to show their flowers. If you live in warmer parts of the country (vs. Connecticut where I am), yours are well ahead of this timing. So now…
Cleaned/Disinfected Bypass Pruner

HYDRANGEA SPRING PRUNING

Thinking about hydrangea spring pruning? I know we all get itchy fingers right about now, but take a deep breath and refresh your pruning chops.
Audience listening to speaker

COME SEE ME AT THE WESTERN NEW ENGLAND HOME SHOW

COME SEE ME AT THE WESTERN NEW ENGLAND HOME SHOW ON MARCH 17   Come see me at the Western New England Home Show in Danbury CT on March 17. I’ll be there from 11 a.m. to answer your hydrangea questions. Stop by so we can talk about it. I will also be selling signed…
Different types of hydrangeas

NEW HYDRANGEA 2024 INTRODUCTIONS

I am patiently (??) waiting for the snow to melt and have begun to consider where I can put some of the new hydrangea introductions that will be showing up in a few short months. As you might expect, there are dozens of them. Big Leaf Hydrangeas Two new Hydrangea macrophylla (big leaf) varieties could…
Bigleaf Hydrangea flower in winter

GARDENING IN WINTER

We are in the middle of a frigid cold spell (a little redundant?) with a promise of milder temps at the end of the week. Even with the upcoming mild weather I know it’s too soon to do any serious gardening. But the pull to be outside is irresistible. So, I took a brief walk…
Hydrangea Paniculata 'Dragon Baby' in garden container

BRINGING YOUR CONTAINERIZED HYDRANGEAS IN FOR WINTER

If you have hydrangeas in containers bringing them in for the winter is something to consider. A lot depends on the container you have, your growing zone, and the kind of hydrangea you want to protect.
Statue of boy in snow

PREPARING HYDRANGEAS FOR WINTER

  We have had rain of biblical proportions the last few weeks, making my soil nice and soft: perfect for preparing hydrangeas for winter. Specifically, it’s time to think about insulating susceptible bigleaf (macrophylla) and mountain (serrata) hydrangeas. Those that aren’t planted in protected locations as I described in my other blog posts, HERE and…
Dark flowered daylily used as companion plant for white flowered hydrangea

TRANSPLANTING HYDRANGEAS

Now that we are on the cusp of September, I am organizing my plans for transplanting several hydrangeas. Plus I need to put in several new plants so I can trial them for a few years and report back to you on their progress.