rambling through my garden with miscellaneous things that come to mind
Monday, July 5, 2010
Hydrangeas at last!
After moving to our home three years ago, I discovered two hydrangeas planted by the previous owners. For the next two years they didn't bloom. I don't even remember doing anything to them the fist year. The second year, after the leaves had fallen, I thought the stems were dead so I cut them to the ground. Wrong! I realized that those dead sticks would come alive if I let them and in fact, those stems harbored the buds for the next year's flowers. I had an oakleaf hydrangea in my Brooklyn back yard and I knew not to prune it except to control the size. I this Niko blue macrophylla was totally different. Live and learn. A good source on all things hydrangea is hydrangeashydrangeas.com