Hydrangeas, successes/fails

digitS'

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Is your attitude towards hydrangeas: 😍/:rant? You take care of their needs through the growing season and then tolerate the ugly dead flowers through Winter – because you understand that you shouldn't prune them until Spring. Then, you clean up the plants and the result: few flowers for the year.

The clean-up has to be timed right, and I think that I have just messed up again in 2024! Here's an Easy Guide for the various species that I have just found. Yeah, it's a little complicated.

 

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I igNORE my two once blooming/year hyrdrangeas. One is on the SE corner of the house, full sun. I put down several small clear plastic shower mats around it YEARS ago to suppress weeds. It is growing in a bed that is covered with river stone. it always blooms for me every year, whether I prune off the dead stalks or not. Mostly it blooms blue.
The other is on the west side of my garage, almost SW. It blooms blue and pink, and is in full sun.
Don't mulch, don't feed.
 

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