LEAF SCORCH ON HYDRANGEAS

Hydrangea Leaf Scorch

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…

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TIME FOR HYDRANGEA BOUQUETS

Vase stuffed with cut hydrangeas

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…

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AUTUMN HYDRANGEA CARE

Collage of different types of hydrangeas

For gardeners in the Northern hemisphere, we are coming into the home stretch for considering autumn hydrangea care. Where I garden in US Zone 5b, we are almost out of time by mid-August. But if you garden where it is warmer, you have a few more weeks. Here’s what to keep in mind.

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HYDRANGEAS AS CUT FLOWERS

Hydrangea flowers in a vase

Right about now, you are probably cutting hydrangea flowers for bouquets. Except that your beautiful flowers droop in the vase within a few hours of being cut. ARGHH@!! So what’s a hydrangea-lover to do? Let me share what I learned a while back about hydrangeas as cut flowers.

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PREPARING HYDRANGEAS FOR WINTER

Statue of boy in snow

We have had a few nights where the temps have dipped into the high 30s, a sobering reminder that it’s time for preparing hydrangeas for winter. Specifically, it’s time to wrap 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 HERE need…

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TRANSPLANTING HYDRANGEAS

Big leaf hydrangea Let's Dance® Rhythmic Blue®

I am in the middle of transplanting hydrangeas, a common late season activity for me. Has your hydrangea outgrown its space? Maybe it didn’t flower and needs more sun. Or maybe you need to fill a hole somewhere else in your garden. It could be time to move your hydrangea to a better spot. Let’s…

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LATER SEASON HYDRANGEA CARE

Collage of different types of hydrangeas

We are coming into the home stretch for what to do w/your hydrangeas in the later part of the season. Where I garden in US Zone 5b, we are almost out of time by mid-August. But if you garden where it is warmer, you have a few more weeks.

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HYDRANGEAS: WHAT KIND DO YOU HAVE

Collage of different types of hydrangeas

I am often asked to help someone identify what kind of hydrangea they have. Many people have plants that they inherited when they bought their home, or someone gave it to them, or they lost the tag, etc. You may wonder why this matters. It matters ‘cause in hydrangea-land you treat different kinds of hydrangeas…

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