If you've read this blog for any length of time, you probably know that my favorite flower is the Hydrangea. We have three hydrangea bushes in our backyard.
My mother in law knows that I love hydrangeas and sends me information on them. I thought I would share some of this knowledge with you.
Where should I plant my Hydrangea?
Hydrangeas grow best in moist, well-drained soil. Hydrangeas are happiest with a combination of sun and shade. In the South, the best place to plant your hydrangea is in a location where sunlight is filtered. It is best if they get morning sun and afternoon shade. In the north, hydrangeas are able to stand more sun. They can deal with full sun, so long as they get plenty of water and aren't planted where they are hit with winter winds. You also want to be careful which variety of hydrangea you purchase. If you live in a climate where early Spring frost is an issue, you may want to go with a hardier hydrangea...
perhaps the smooth hydrangea
or the peegee hydrangea. These varieties are also drought tolerant.
Why doesn't my hydrangea bloom?
There are three main reasons your hydrangeas are not blooming. First, too much shade. If you have a hydrangea that used to bloom, consider what has happened to your landscaping around it. Have bushes and trees grown around it limiting it's sunlight? If so, you may want to consider moving it. Second, improper pruning.