Preparing Your Hydrangeas For Winter

Winter view of ornamental grass

It’s time to start preparing your hydrangeas for winter. With autumn’s official start right around the corner on September 22, it’ a good time to start to get your plants ready for winter while the weather is still pleasant and mild.

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Fertilizing Hydrangeas

Bag of Rose-tone fertilizer

Did your hydrangeas whisper “Feed Me” as you admired them today? If not, they should have because it’s high time for fertilizing hydrangeas. Although their needs are similar, you fertilize each variety a bit differently, so let’s take them a little at a time.

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Winter’s Impact On Hydrangeas Part Two

Local Winter Temperature Chart 2017-2018

This is the second of two reports on winter’s impact on hydrangeas. A brief recap here. In my last post, I detailed how I went out in May to assess winter’s damage, fearing the worst. We had had a 2 week stretch of exceptionally cold winter weather which typically freezes the flowers buds that sleep…

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Time To Prune Your Hydrangeas, Yes And No

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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