Local Winter Temperature Chart 2017-2018

Time to report on 2018 winter impact on hydrangeas, part one. With this in mind in early May, I went out to my Zone 5 garden to see what winter had done to my hydrangeas that bloom on old wood. These are the big leaf hydrangeas (macrophylla) and mountain hydrangeas (serrata). I also checked on…

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This is your last call to prune new wood flowering hydrangeas. If you haven’t cut back your hydrangeas that bloom on this year’s stems — your new wood bloomers — you are running out of time. We’re talking about ‘Annabelle’ hydrangeas, and all those beautiful Invincibelle® Spirits, Incrediballs®, and other hydrangea arborescens. New wood flowering…

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New wood blooming hydrangea in early spring

Yes, it’s time to prune new wood hydrangeas. Now that it is mid spring and your hydrangeas are dormant or just beginning to leaf out, this is the time to get those clippers out for some of them. When I say some, I mean those that bloom on new wood, the growth they will put on in the…

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Is it time to prune this big leaf hydrangea or time to wait?

  TIME TO PRUNE YOUR HYDRANGEAS, YES AND NO Time to prune your hydrangeas, but not all of them. Pruning hydrangeas is one of the hardest things for gardeners to grasp since it varies by species and it’s not a once a year thing. This time around, the subject is hydrangeas that flower on old…

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Gift hydrangeas are here! Between Easter just past and Mother’s Day just a few weeks away, it was inevitable that these traditional gift plants (also called florist hydrangeas) would show up. You can’t avoid them in local garden centers, grocery stores, and box stores. Here in the northeast, blooming florist hydrangeas are a welcome sight as…

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