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What plants go well with hydrangeas

What plants go well with hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are an incredibly popular plant because they are easy to grow and very tolerant of both sun and shade. The big flowers and stunning foliage they bring to any garden is enough to make you swoon. Of course you can increase the overall enchantment that you are hydrangeas bring by finding the perfect companion plants. Hydrangea companion plants Good hydrangea companion plants should be things that are similar but at the same time slightly different. Similarity should exist in…

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Why are my hydrangea leaves turning yellow

Why are my hydrangea leaves turning yellow

Hydrangeas are incredibly popular for their blossoms because of the large pom pom shape and beautiful colors. Why all the foliage on the hydrangeas might be an understudy, the changing of colors unnecessarily can still be cause for concern. Yellow leaves are not only unattractive but they might be indicative of a problem severe enough that your hydrangea needs immediate help. Natural yellow color Hydrangeas typically have green leaves but in some cases they could turn yellow. There are very…

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Hydrangea aborescens Annabelle – growing guide

Hydrangea aborescens Annabelle – growing guide

The Hydrangea Annabelle has beautiful white flower heads reminiscent of snowballs. Many gardens cultivate the Annabelle hydrangea because it is a hardy plant that will last for years and it is very simple to maintain and looks amazing when in flower. Plant profile The hydrangea Annabelle is part of the aborescens species. It is commonly known as the smooth hydrangea or the wild hydrangea. It is a hardy shrub originating in North America. It is a bush that generally grows…

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Hydrangea paniculata growing guide

Hydrangea paniculata growing guide

Hydrangeas are a beautiful form of shrub that is quite popular among gardeners. Because they are easy to maintain experienced gardeners and newcomers alike can add hydrangeas to their gardens. Of course there are many varieties of hydrangeas with a great deal of flexibility in terms of their flowers. The hydrangea paniculata, or panicle hydrangea, is a unique specimen for its beautiful panicle like blooms. Caring for them is easiest done by following this simple guide: Nutrition Hydrangea paniculata prefer…

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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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Growing hydrangeas from seed

Growing hydrangeas from seed

Almost all gardeners love the low drama maintenance and care of hydrangeas which is why they are found so often in many homes. They are the perfect plant for beginning gardeners as well as experts because of how easy it is to take care of them. If you’re ready to save some money on regularly buying plants from your nursery or if you simply want to capitalize upon a beautiful hydrangea that you already have in your yard, you can…

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How to Make Hydrangeas Flower Pink

How to Make Hydrangeas Flower Pink

One of the best things about hydrangeas is that you can, with mophead and lacecap varieties, alter their color. You can choose to have beautiful pink blooms even if your hydrangea naturally produced blue blooms last season. How to make hydrangeas flower pink Turning hydrangeas blue to pink is as simple as changing the soil composition in your garden. There are, however, some points to consider: Whatever you do to change the soil composition will need to be done regularly…

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Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

Pruning Hydrangea Limelight

Limelight hydrangeas are award-winning shrubs that are beautiful panicle varieties. They can be grown all over. The limelight hydrangea is a bush with large flowers and very strong stems. It gets its name from the fact that the flowers start off a lime green color which is a beautiful accent for the summertime. As the flowers age they turn colors and take on a cream, pink, burgundy, or red color. This means that during the fall they assumed more appropriate…

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Pruning Hydrangea Snowball

Pruning Hydrangea Snowball

Snowball hydrangeas refer to a common nickname that describes the appearance of the plants. The Annabelle hydrangeas are typically referred to as snowball hydrangeas. It can also refer to a type of panicle hydrangea or the smooth leaf. Knowing when to prune is based upon whether the variety you have is going to produce new flowers on the old stems or the new stems. What You Will Need Hand pruners or Pruning shears Bleach or rubbing alcohol Mixing bowl and…

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Do you deadhead hydrangeas?

Do you deadhead hydrangeas?

Deadheading is a popular practice on many shrubs that produce flowers especially for those gardeners who want their yards to remain aesthetically pleasing. The process of deadheading removes any fading blooms from your shrubs in order to allocate energy in the plant toward new growth and seed production. However there is also a time you would be better not to deadhead in winter, read on to learn why. There is a limited amount of energy in any given plant and…

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