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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 colours 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 colours 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 colour 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 colours 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 colours. 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 gardening….

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Endless Summer Hydrangea – Care and growing tips

Endless Summer Hydrangea – Care and growing tips

Image by MADSkills from Pixabay If you are looking for a hydrangea that will give you an unlimited amount of blooms for a much longer cycle than a simple hydrangea, you want to grow the hydrangea Endless Summer variety. Growing endless summer hydrangeas Hydrangea Endless Summer is unique because it can produce blooms on new and old growth alike. This is what allows it to rebloom all summer long rather than just bloom the once. Winter care In order to…

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How much sun do hydrangeas need

How much sun do hydrangeas need

Most hydrangeas only need morning sunlight. There is one exception to this rule in that is the hydrangea paniculata. The panicle hydrangea or hydrangea paniculata can soak up Sun all day long. Of course, they do well in shaded regions just the same as any other hydrangeas so if you happen to have a garden that gets morning sunlight but afternoon shade, you can quite literally pick any variety of hydrangea. The reason for this timing is at the morning…

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The best small hydrangeas for gardens where space is limited

The best small hydrangeas for gardens where space is limited

Image by UlrichG from Pixabay If you have a small garden and you were looking for something beautiful that produces luscious and large blooms, hydrangeas might just be the perfect solution. But then there is the question of which hydrangea to choose. Hydrangeas can get quite large depending on the variety. Climbing hydrangeas get the largest of all and can be groomed into the shape of trees reaching upwards of twenty-five feet in height. So if you have a small…

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