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WILL YOUR BIG LEAF HYDRANGEAS BLOOM THIS SUMMER?
Big leaf hydrangeas (macrophyllas) had a hard time this past winter in the northeast U.S. and elsewhere. The big question is: will your big leaf hydrangeas bloom this summer before the first frost of autumn knocks them back?
HYDRANGEA INSECTS: WHAT TO DO
Now that our gardening season is finally underway, it’s time to talk about hydrangea insects, what they are and what to do.
HYDRANGEA CARE IN SPRING
It’s officially spring and time to pay attention to your hydrangeas. Hydrangea care in the early spring garden ranges from doing nothing to severe cutbacks.
HYDRANGEA PRUNING IN LATE WINTER
Thinking about hydrangea pruning in late winter? I know we all get itchy fingers right about now, but take a deep breath and step back.
FREE AUTHOR TALK ON HYDRANGEAS
Through the generosity of the Chappaqua Garden Club (NY) and the Chappaqua Library, there will be a free Author Talk on hydrangeas.
WHAT TO DO IN THE WINTER GARDEN
After a very cold November and December, we are into a January thaw. Even with the mild weather I know it’s too soon to do any serious gardening. But the pull to be outside is irresistible. So let’s talk about what to do in the winter garden.
GIFTS FOR THE HYDRANGEA GARDENER
‘Tis the season…especially for gifts for gardeners. Unlike other suggestions, these gifts would be well appreciated by hydrangea gardeners. TOOLS TO CHANGE THE FLOWER COLOR Let’s start with changing the flower color of a plant. Assuming the plant will respond to treatments, you first need a soil test kit, good for all gardeners not…
PREPARING HYDRANGEAS FOR WINTER
We have had a few nights where the temps have dipped into the high 30s, a sobering reminder that it’s time to prepare 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…
CONTAINERIZED HYDRANGEAS AND WINTER
If you live in the northern hemisphere it’s time to think about bringing in your containerized hydrangeas for winter. Here’s what you need to do and when.
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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