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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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Do hydrangeas like acid or alkaline soil?

Do hydrangeas like acid or alkaline soil?

You may have heard a bit about how you can change the color of your hydrangea flowers based on changing the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. Effectively this is very true. To that end, hydrangeas like both acid and alkaline soil. Are hydrangeas acid loving plants? Not necessarily however they will thrive just fine in acidic soil. It’s difficult to say that they absolutely love it but there are very flexible and easy to cultivate shrub which will grow…

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Why Is My Hydrangea Not Flowering

Why Is My Hydrangea Not Flowering

Hydrangeas are beautiful plants known for their bright clusters of flowers. When these flowers fail to appear, their absence can cause great concern for careful gardeners. A hydrangea failing to flower is more common than you might think, and one that has multiple causes. Someone interested in their garden’s health should first and foremost figure out why the hydrangea is struggling in its current environment, as deficiencies and poor access to resources are the main reasons for a failure to…

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Best hydrangeas to making a hedge

Best hydrangeas to making a hedge

Hydrangeas are flowering deciduous shrubs better appreciated by many gardeners because of the copious flowers produced in a variety of colors. There are deciduous and evergreen species available but the most widely cultivated are the deciduous varieties. The flower heads on hydrangeas are colorful, large in size, and provide a striking appearance. Because hydrangeas are so large in their adult form the freestanding specimens are great for hedges and they look amazing over summer. The flower heads of hydrangeas come…

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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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Propagating Climbing Hydrangea Cuttings

Propagating Climbing Hydrangea Cuttings

Hydrangeas are a shrub that is resistant to most pests, they can thrive in shade or sun, and they have the strength to bounce back from even the coldest of winters. online retailers will sell container plants, even the smallest of which can be quite expensive. If you don’t want to spend hundreds in order to get hydrangeas throughout your home and yard, you can propagate your climbing Hydrangea cuttings. Can you propagate climbing hydrangeas? Yes! Absolutely. In fact, fresh…

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How to keep hydrangeas upright and stop them flopping over

How to keep hydrangeas upright and stop them flopping over

If you have hydrangeas you know that they are fairly easy to grow, they are very tolerant of things like heat and humidity as well as sea air or sunlight. However, they will grow to quite a large size depending on the variety, with a width between 3 and 5 ft. Many people think that bigger is better especially when it comes to their flowers. The hydrangeas are known for their incredibly large flowers and yet these can literally be…

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How tall and wide do hydrangeas grow

How tall and wide do hydrangeas grow

Hydrangeas are easily recognizable for the large clusters of brightly colored flowers. There are many different species all of which have the same beautiful foliage and flowers. How fast do hydrangeas grow The rate at which hydrangeas grow is contingent upon the type and how well they are cared for. If you care for your hydrangeas as you should, and you don’t prune them unnecessarily they will grow regularly. Most varieties will produce blooms year after year without you having…

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Hydrangea leaf problems – common problems to look out for

Hydrangea leaf problems – common problems to look out for

Hydrangeas are very easy plants to grow and there are several forms that you can choose depending on where you live. Whether you have a beautiful big leaf or panicle style variety you can enjoy a beautiful display of Summer color. But the last thing you want is for your hydrangea to start showing symptoms of a disease or pests. So what is happening with your hydrangea, what are common leaf problems to look out for? Leaf diseases The most…

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The best hydrangeas for shade

The best hydrangeas for shade

Hydrangeas are a great shrub for any garden, offering dozens of varieties with all manner of leaves, growth sizes, and colors. Where do you start though, if you have a heavily shaded yard or garden? Can hydrangeas grow in shade? Absolutely. In fact, many of the most common varieties like mophead and lacecap are perfect for shaded regions or shaded environments. Which varieties of Hydrangea grow in shade? Hydrangea aspera Climbing hydrangea Mophead hydrangea Lacecap hydrangea Hydrangea Aspera Rough-leaved hydrangeas,…

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