Do you kill your plants often? Well here’re 13 things you must avoid to make your container plants keep growing.

How Not To Kill Plants In Containers, 13 Most Important Things To Know

Do you kill your plants often? Well here’re 13 things you must avoid to make your container plants keep growing.

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.)

Drying Hydrangeas. It’s so easy

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.)

No-Wilt Hydrangeas  Best time to cut hydrangeas is early morning DO NOT use clippers or a pair of scissors to cut the stems, instead use a very sharp knife with a smooth blade (not a serrated blade). Do not cut stem straight across. When you cut the stems with scissors or straight across the stem gets pinched which does not allow water in. Use the knife to cut a long diagonal cut down the length of the stem – about 2 -3 inches. This allows lots of water to enter and travel up the stem…

How to Turn Hydrangeas Pink or Blue

No-Wilt Hydrangeas Best time to cut hydrangeas is early morning DO NOT use clippers or a pair of scissors to cut the stems, instead use a very sharp knife with a smooth blade (not a serrated blade). Do not cut stem straight across. When you cut the stems with scissors or straight across the stem gets pinched which does not allow water in. Use the knife to cut a long diagonal cut down the length of the stem – about 2 -3 inches. This allows lots of water to enter and travel up the stem…

I love my hosta plants. They grow like crazy in my shade garden and looks so beautiful too. I’m always getting comments on how beautiful they are. But they can get a little big and need to be divided. If you have a hosta or two that needs to be scaled down here’s a great tutorial on how to divide a hosta plant. You can bless a neighbor or friend with the extra plants or add more to your own garden.

Gardening DIY, How to Divide Hostas

I love my hosta plants. They grow like crazy in my shade garden and looks so beautiful too. I’m always getting comments on how beautiful they are. But they can get a little big and need to be divided. If you have a hosta or two that needs to be scaled down here’s a great tutorial on how to divide a hosta plant. You can bless a neighbor or friend with the extra plants or add more to your own garden.

Flowers that never die in the backyard.  Mural by Lori Anselmo Gomez in Pearl River, LA

Flowers that never die in the backyard. Mural by Lori Anselmo Gomez in Pearl River, LA

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