HOW TO: Hydrangea edition

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Unrivaled in the shrub world for their beautiful flowers, these elegant plants are easy to cultivate, tolerate almost any type of soil, and produce abundant blooms. Colors such as clear blue, vibrant pink, frosty white, lavender, and rose blooms-sometimes all blooming on the same plant! Hydrangeas are excellent for a range of garden sites, from group plantings to shrub borders to containers. Depending on what our client wants, we can almost always find a hydrangea for them. Hydrangeas are outstanding plants to include in designs to not only provide an explosion of colors, but also for quick growth. An uphill battle for landscape designers is for immediate size and dimension to new landscaping, but with around 2 ft of growth each year, hydrangeas can transform a space very quickly.In terms of demands, hydrangeas are relatively easy to care for.

Trimming should be done immediately after flowering stops in summer, but no later than August 1st. Do not prune in fall, winter, or spring or you could be cutting off new buds. Tip-pruning the branches as leaves emerge in spring can encourage multiple, smaller flower heads rather than fewer larger flower heads. In terms of watering, hydrangeas require deep watering about three items a week, as this will ensure strong root growth and healthy leaves. There are a lot of varieties of hydrangeas and depending on your growing conditions and overall goals, our designer will find the perfect option!

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