Macrophylla-pruning for showiness
On a visit to a garden where the hydrangeas were the spotlight of the garden, we learned how the homeowner tends to the pruning to keep a dramatic show going for the long blooming season.
Plants Featured in this Clip
- Hydrangea macrophylla, or bigleaf hydrangea, have blooms that are categorized as mopheads or lacecaps.
- Because macrophylla lose their leaves in winter, it's good to plant them between evergreen shrubs or mondo grass.
- French hydrangeas do best in moist well-drained soil, morning sun and light afternoon shade. Taped at 480 Seven Springs Road Clarksville TN 3704
Born and raised on a farm, I’ve always appreciated the smell and feel of fresh earth. When we purchased our home 35 years ago, it had some land, but not a single flower. I began the process of plotting and planning garden beds and borders, and have not stopped. Looking out at this mature landscape, it gives me a sense of accomplishment here in my own botanical garden. On her producer role with Volunteer Gardener, Annette says “These are treasured experiences. The passion that people have for their gardens sends me home feeling refreshed, and challenged.