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Yet another free hydrangea zoom webinar. YIPPEE!!!
Hydrangea Macrophylla in full bloom

TRANSPLANTING HYDRANGEAS 

I am getting lots of questions about transplanting hydrangeas. This post should help answer most of them. Transplanting hydrangeas follows the general rule for transplanting anything: do it in the season opposite of the one in which it performs, i.e., its “off season.” So if something blooms in the fall, transplant and divide it in…
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Hydrangea Pruning

I am delighted to tell you that I have just confirmed a free virtual upcoming hydrangea pruning talk, Pruning Big Leaf Hydrangeas.
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Hydrangea Care Late Winter

Are you as anxious to get outside as I am? Especially to engage in some late winter hydrangea care? Despite my itchy fingers, I know I am in the HYDRANGEA DANGER ZONE™ (HDZ). Doing the wrong thing at the wrong time can rob me of my flowers for the season if I’m not careful. So…

HYDRANGEA PRUNING

My apologies for being absent for so long. I have been working on a new hydrangea book about pruning to the exclusion of just about everything else. But I am seeing lots of questions in a variety of formats asking about hydrangea pruning. Clearly, it’s time to open the hydrangea pruning discussion for 2021.
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Success With Hydrangeas Book On Sale

Print Book Reduction Success With Hydrangeas is on sale! I was just on Amazon checking my numbers and noticed they have reduced the selling price of my book. It normally sells for $29.95 USD and for however long they decide, it is being sold for $26.16 USD AND FREE SHIPPING (without a Prime membership). You…

Time to Prepare Hydrangeas for Winter

It happened again – sudden freezing temps hit before my hydrangeas had a chance to harden off. Not a frost, but a solid freeze at 27 F that turned the birdbath turned into a skating rink. So sad to go outside and see what those temps did to my big leaf and mountain hydrangeas. Time…
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pink Shira' late season colors

Hydrangeas and Late Season Color

One of the best features of hydrangeas is that they keep on giving with their late season color. Let me explain.
Hydrangea Macrophylla Blue Wave

Report on 2020 Winter Impact on Hydrangeas

It’s time to report on 2020 winter impact on my hydrangeas, a little later than I would have liked. I test both new and old introductions to the big leaf (macrophylla) and mountain (serrata) hydrangea families. Invariably, some plants produce few or no flowers. Then I examine why that happened. You can read previous reports…
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HYDRANGEA CARE in JULY: Make your plants thrive

You should be having a fabulous hydrangea year. The relatively mild winter and forgiving spring is giving gardeners in the Northeast a fantastic show. Just about every big leaf hydrangea (macrophylla) is flowering. If your plants aren’t performing, take a minute to read a post I just did  for the National Garden Bureau. In July it’s…

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