Tips for growing Hydrangea (Mine are this big every year!)

Tips for growing Hydrangea

The Only Shrubs You Need to Grow - A garden designer recommends eight plants that provide reliable good looks without a lot of work

‘Snowflake’ oakleaf hydrangea - The Only Shrubs You Need to Grow - A garden designer recommends eight plants that provide reliable good looks without a lot of work

This Trick Will Magically Turn the Shade of Your Hydrangeas

This Trick Will Magically Turn the Shade of Your Hydrangeas

If you've ever admired a hydrangea bush blooming in all sorts of pastel shades, you'll be happy to know that the look is achieved by a simple science trick!

How to Dry Hydrangeas  Clip hydrangeas.  Strip the leaves off of the stem.   Put in water. For whatever reason, if the flower dries slowly, still slurping up a little water as it dries, it seems to retain its shape and color.  If you try to dry a Hydrangea without leaving the stems in water, it will shrivel and brown.   When jar of water is empty, chances are that the flowers are dried and ready to be used. (If they are NOT dried, keep adding water until they are.)

How to dry Hydrangeas. We get lots of questions on how to dry flowers. Here's a good article about drying hydrangeas.

Climbing hydrangea vine:  Hydrangea anomala petiolaris is one of the best of the ornamental vines and useful because it will grow and flower even in a northern exposure. This is a large heavy vine that requires a very sturdy support. Though deciduous, it's reddish brown, peeling bark is attractive in the winter. Blooms in early summer and can reach 50' tall in sun or shade. Zones 4-8

Climbing hydrangea vine: Hydrangea anomala petiolaris is one of the best of the ornamental vines and useful because it will grow and flower even in a northern exposure. This is a large heavy vine that requires a very sturdy support. Though deciduous, it's

Serenity Now: How to Get a Hydrangea Plant to Bloom. Aluminum Sulfate lowers the pH of your soil to get hydrangeas to bloom.

This is also the active ingredient in extreme moisturizing hand lotions. Serenity Now: How to Get a Hydrangea Plant to Bloom. Aluminum Sulfate lowers the pH of your soil to get hydrangeas to bloom.


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