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.

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Hydrangea macrophylla

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  1. Hydrangea macrophylla, or bigleaf hydrangea, have blooms that are categorized as mopheads or lacecaps.
  2. Because macrophylla lose their leaves in winter, it's good to plant them between evergreen shrubs or mondo grass.
  3. French hydrangeas do best in moist well-drained soil, morning sun and light afternoon shade. Taped at 480 Seven Springs Road Clarksville TN 3704

Annette Shrader

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