Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas! All You’ll Need to Know…for the most part!
We’re big fans of hydrangeas over here at casa de Scott. I mean what’s not to love about them?! They’re easy to grow. Their flowers are huge and come in a wide array of colors…so huge and so colorful that a single flower head can be a flower arrangement in and of itself! Again, what’s not to love about them?
The other great thing about hydrangeas is that if you’re strategic with which ones you plant in your personal garden oasis, you can begin enjoying them in the spring…really feel the hydrangea love throughout the summer…and keep it going into the fall.
So given that June is smackdab in the middle of hydrangea season, I thought that I’d share some previous posts that on these beauties that will help you make the most out of your hydrangea endeavors. I hope so.
I intentionally went a little biology teacher on you in my post A Hydrangea…By Any Other Name. But don’t skip it just because you’re not a science buff. Knowing just a little bit about the different types of hydrangeas commonly found in residential landscapes can really help you when selecting the perfect hydrangea for your outdoor spaces…and then caring for it. So check it out here.
How & When to Plant Hydrangeas
Once you’ve chosen that perfect hydrangea it’s time to put it in the ground. Well…possibly. To make sure when’s the right time to put your flowery treasure in the ground…and how, click on over to this post.
How & When to Prune Hydrangeas
So your perfect hydrangea is in the ground and you’ve loved how its flowers have graced both your yard and home. Time to prune…right? Well…not so fast. As is the answer to many of life’s most crucial questions…it depends. So in order to maximize next year’s floral display, check out this post on when and how to prune…which hydrangea…because it really does matter.
How to Dry Hydrangea
Looking to enjoy your hydrangeas well beyond their intended life? Try drying them and using them in arrangements inside. And when I say well beyond, I mean well beyond…like we have some dried hydrangeas that have been on our mantel for over 11 years. Don’t judge.
So if this is you…jump on over to this post.
Hydrangea Quick Reference Guide
And if I haven’t already been nice enough to provide you with all of this hydrangea goodie all in one place, I’ve taken it one step further by creating this handy dandy 1-page printable that you can use as a reference tool to make your hydrangea efforts that much more prolific. You’re welcome.
Okay…gotta go now. I’ve got some hydrangeas to clip and bring inside for Britt and our girls to enjoy.
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I love reading all your post on hydrangea!! We just planted 3 more of the beauties yesterday. Thanks so much for getting me started on growing all the white varieties.
Thanks so much Helen!I may have gotten you growing the white varieties…but it’s tough to stay w just white when you’re talking about Hydrangeas! Happy planting! – D.
Yes you are right ! For years I have enjoyed all the colors in my garden as well as all my families yards. This is the first time I have grown the white varieties. Thanks to you !