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Smooth hydrangea care – Your guide to wild hydrangeas

Smooth hydrangea care – Your guide to wild hydrangeas

Image from Wikimedia.org – Capain-Tucker Growing wild hydrangeas Smooth hydrangeas are sometimes referred to as wild hydrangeas because of their giant white blooms. Smooth hydrangeas are well-regarded for the large, white flowers produced on the shrub. When the shrub first blooms you will notice that it takes on a light green hue. As the flower begins to mature it transitions from that light green color into a creamy or bright white color. There are distinct varieties that you can find…

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Hydrangea seemannii climbing hydrangea growing guide

Hydrangea seemannii climbing hydrangea growing guide

All of the climbing hydrangeas have one thing in common:  it takes them a while to establish their roots after they have been planted which means that if you decide to plant evergreen climbing hydrangeas, you probably won’t see much happening the first year after you have planted it. But of course you will have to keep that soil moist and continue watering day in and day out even if you don’t see any changes to the plant. What climbing…

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Hydrangea Runaway Bride – growing & care guide

Hydrangea Runaway Bride – growing & care guide

The hydrangea Runaway Bride has received accolades as the plant of the year for 2018 at the RHS Flower Show. It is a very strong hydrangea and has quickly become one of the favoured shrubs among UK gardeners. The hydrangea Runaway Bride has beautiful stems, blooms, and leaves which can be grown in hanging baskets or even grown over a wall. No not many hydrangeas can be grown in this way! How did The Runaway Bride come to be? A…

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Growing hydrangea trees

Growing hydrangea trees

Image by Sylwia Aptacy from Pixabay Hydrangea blooms are a wonderful sign that summer is here. There’s nothing quite like the beautiful blooms that hydrangeas provide especially given the variety of colors that they afford. Every summer garden can capitalize upon the blue, pink, purple, white flowers all juxtaposed with the bright green foliage. Most people recognize hydrangeas in bush form but what most people don’t know is that you can actually grow hydrangeas in the form of trees. Choose…

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Best hydrangeas for a sunny spot

Best hydrangeas for a sunny spot

Image by adege from Pixabay If you live in an area that has ample sunlight and you simply can’t find a place in your garden that’s going to provide afternoon shade, rest assured you can still plant hydrangeas, you just need to find the ones that are best suited for a sunny spot. Full sun hydrangeas Most hydrangeas prefer a lot of shade especially in the afternoon but there are some varieties that thrive in sunlight. If you have a…

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Hydrangeas with green flowers – What is the cause

Hydrangeas with green flowers – What is the cause

Image by RitaE from Pixabay Hydrangeas are a beautiful type of flower with many varieties. The mophead hydrangeas are among the most popular for gardeners new and old. In the summertime, the blooming colors that might fill your backyard include different hues of blue, pink, even white. But every once in a while you might notice green hydrangea flowers. What is the cause? Why are my hydrangea flowers green? There is a cause for green hydrangea blooms. And that cause…

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Should you use coffee grounds for hydrangeas

Should you use coffee grounds for hydrangeas

Image by Elias Shariff Falla Mardini from Pixabay Everybody wants what’s best for their hydrangea and it’s easy to see why. Hydrangeas are a timeless classic, a flowering shrub that indicates summer is really here. What with the blues, purples, pink, and white hues, you can make almost any color in your garden. But how can you take things just a step further and really bring your flowers to life? Using coffee ground on hydrangeas One way is using coffee…

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Dividing Hydrangeas – what you need to know

Dividing Hydrangeas – what you need to know

Image by Jan van Winsen from Pixabay If you have hydrangeas in your garden you know that they are a beautiful spring and summertime shrub. They bring myriad colors to any garden so it makes sense that you might want to increase the beauty you have. But can you split hydrangeas? Yes. Splitting hydrangeas are much easier than you think. What you will need: A shovel A pitchfork Pick or axe Rope or twine Garden clippers or shears Topsoil and…

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When to prune limelight hydrangeas

When to prune limelight hydrangeas

Limelight hydrangeas will provide new flowers on new wood only, so the best time to prune Limelight hydrangeas needs to be done at the end of winter or the beginning of Spring, before any new growth starts to show itself. If you prune your limelight hydrangea at any other time of the year it can interrupt your flower growth and you might not get any new blooms. Limelight hydrangeas are a type of hydrangea paniculata they stand out from other…

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Pinky Winky Hydrangea Care

Pinky Winky Hydrangea Care

The Pinky Winky hydrangea is a flowering deciduous shrub that produces pink and white flower heads. You will notice it throughout the course of their blooming season, which is quite long, the flower has continued to change colors. The full name is called the hydrangea paniculata Pinky Winky which is also referred to as a panicle hydrangea. This is a summer flowering shrub that is easy to take care of and a fabulous starter for those who are new to…

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