How to use Hydrangeas in a sentence
Pair your simple, modern summer wedding dress with sleek flowers like calla lilies and birds of paradise, or carry more traditional and complex flowers, such as roses and hydrangeas, if your gown is full and beaded.
Hydrangeas are another summer flower that can be easily color-coordinated with pinks, greens, and lavender wedding colors.
Mixes are available for everything from hydrangeas to tomatoes.
Smooth hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens) - Most people think of hydrangeas as shrubs for shade, but if you've got a sunny garden and are longing to grow hydrangeas, consider planting a smooth hydrangea variety.
Smooth hydrangeas typically grow three to five feet high and wide.Advertisement
Over time, Peegee hydrangeas can be trained to resemble trees.
Whether it be a fluffy mophead type with blooms that beckon gardeners from a far or a lacecap type with intricate blooms that make you want to take a close look, all hydrangeas (in my opinion) add wow factor to the garden.
Typically, Mophead hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) are the most popular.
This could be caused by a faulty pruning regimen as some hydrangeas bloom on old wood as opposed to new wood.
Not all hydrangeas prefer shade or partial shade.Advertisement
Finally, research various types of hydrangeas before you buy.
Mail order garden sources, may in some cases, offer a better or more diverse selection of hydrangeas to choose from.
Over 40 types of hydrangeas can be seen at Heronswood.com.
Hydrangeas have been the focus of the July opens, as it is a perfect time of year to admire hydrangeas in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Many of the hydrangeas on display at Fordhook are available via Heronswood Nursery's catalog or website.Advertisement
A handy hydrangea care guide provides pointers on how to grow hydrangeas.
They're not particularly fussy and are generally easy to grow, so even if you have a brown thumb, you may want to give growing hydrangeas a chance.
There are many different types of hydrangeas.
The different colors you see may be different plants or they may simply be hydrangeas grown in different soils.
White hydrangeas are either pure white or a type of virburnum commonly called the Snowball Bush, a large shrub producing big ball-shaped flowers that look like hydrangeas.Advertisement
Hydrangeas need full sun to partial shade.
Hydrangeas do prefer a rich, loamy soil, so work in some good well rotted manure of compost into the soil before planting.
Hydrangeas are slightly fussy about water, and prefer a good drink at least once a week.
While hydrangeas need more water than most shrubs, they also do not like to sit in soggy soil, so be sure to add compost prior to planting to give them the nutrient boost they need as well as improve drainage naturally.
A balanced, slow release fertilizer, such as a 10-10-10 fertilizer, is fine for hydrangeas.Advertisement
The best time to plant hydrangeas is in the spring.
Hydrangeas set down lots of little roots and have a large root ball, so be sure to dig around the hydrangea plant and take as much soil from its original location as possible to avoid disturbing the roots.
Because hydrangeas like moist but not soggy, wet conditions, a layer of mulch around the plants helps retain moisture.
Hydrangeas provide showy blossoms for weeks in the spring, then gradually lose their blossoms.
The large dark green leaves make hydrangeas an attractive landscape shrub, too.Advertisement
Both shows feature changing selections of blooming plants and flowers, such as azaleas, hydrangeas and Easter lilies.
In a pot, it will be much easier to control the requirements for growing pink hydrangeas.
Beyond the handsome port is an equally beautiful island, with windmills, a varied coastline and hedges of blue hydrangeas.
Hydrangeas are often considered too vulgar by some people.
The scarlet hydrangeas were the perfect addition to what we were envisioning!Advertisement