Home and Garden Journal

Why Do We Love Hydrangeas?


Hydrangeas offer a little something for everyone! Maybe that is why they are so popular with both gardeners and landscapers alike!

One of the best reasons to plant hydrangeas is the incredible drama you add to your landscape. They come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes not to mention the gorgeous, lush foliage. Some varieties start blooming in May while others do not start until July. You are always guaranteed a show stopping performance! Some enjoy the heat and others thrive in the shade. No matter what issues you may face, there is bound to be at least a few varieties that will work for you!

More importantly, they are easy to maintain! For some , that is all that needs to be said! Most varieties only require pruning once a year. However, not all of these shrubs should be pruned at the same time. Those that bloom on old growth should only be pruned after flowering. Others bloom on new growth and should be pruned before they wake up in spring or as they are going dormant in fall. The first few years are the most important. Making sure the soil is moist and that you check with one of our specialists to find out which fertilizer is best for your particular plant. Fertilizing can be very important for achieving those larger blooms throughout the season and to change the color of the flower on certain varieties.

Hydrangeas are one of the most popular blooming bushes and after you see their amazing, romantic blooms as a cut flower or brightening up your landscape it is easy to see why. We offer an amazing variety of hydrangeas and our nursery staff is more than eager to assist you in choosing the perfect one...or two, for your yard!


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