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Best Tips To Grow Hydrangeas

The exotic flower adds its terrific flavour to your garden. With its soft and super bloom, it makes your surrounding lovable.

Hydrangea is a fascinating flower with its cluster of large pretty blooms. But the hardest part is to choose the best one for your surroundings. So, know more about here which one to grow, how to grow and how to care?

Hydrangeas do better in a spot with plenty of light and water.

In warmer areas, pick a spot where they get sunlight in the day and shade in the afternoon.

In an area with less warm, hydrangeas can grow well in whole day sunlight.

Just like other plants, hydrangeas also need nutrient-rich and well-drained soil. So, if your soil bed is not perfect then, amend it with fertile soil and Plantic Water Storing Crystals. These micro-crystals swell up when you water your plants to store the required amount of water and release it later when plants need it.

For better growth, plant hydrangeas at the right time. However, it depends on where you live so, does accordingly. Most of the hydrangeas like early fall or early spring for plantations.

Read the hydrangeas bonsai plant or seed tag to know the spacing needed in between two plants.

Do a weekly checkup of soil top inch, if it looks dry then, water them thoroughly with a water container or garden hose.

After plantation, feed your new plants with Plantic Organic Seed-Starter! Plant Food (if you start from seed), or use Plantic Organic BloomDrop! Liquid Plant Food (for bonsai or mature plants) follow their direction label.

To encourage hydrangeas blooms, prune it.

Gift yourself or your beloved ones with hydrangeas. It’s eye-catching blooms spread its love all around and make your landscape stunning. Here are more details which help you to grow this beautiful flower.

How To Pick Best Hydrangeas?

Hydrangea plants have several types; most grow as shrubs. There is one another variety - vine, climbing hydrangea. The most common types are lacecap and mophead -they fill your landscape with many roles.

Here is more detailing of hydrangeas types according to the environmental situations.

Hydrangeas For Shade

Pick climbing or oakleaf hydrangea if you live in a zone of full shade or planning to grow there.

Hydrangeas For Cold Areas

If you live in colder regions and plan to grow hydrangea then, a panicle will be the best choice for you as it can tolerate winter (it grows green like a tree).

Hydrangeas For Hedges

Pick oakleaf, smooth, or panicle if you want to grow hedges. It grows with good fall leaf colour which attracts you.

Planting Hydrangeas

Which spot is better for hydrangeas plantation?

Before you choose, a specific area for hydrangeas, be sure the spot gets plenty of light, and the soil bed has enough moisture. If you live in a warmer region then, it is better to give your plants an afternoon shade after a day with sunlight to prevent them from scorching. And choose the most popular, french (also named as bigleaf) or panicle hydrangea because these plants suites these conditions. But if you live in a slightly warm region, you can plant your hydrangeas in the presence of all-day sunlight. Panicle and french hydrangeas also suit this temperature. As the name suggests “hydra”ngea - it needs abundant water to grow. So, choose a spot, which is near a water source, if not then, give your plants water regularly after checking the soil moisture. French hydrangeas need the most water so plant them when you live in an area where you can water them enough.

Which Soil Is Most Suitable For Hydrangeas?

Before you start plantation, take a look at the soil bed. If moisture level and nutrition balance are not correct then, you need to amend it with top-quality soil - dig the garden up to3 inches and fill it with fertile soil and thoroughly mix Planting Water Crystals. This crystal creates a perfect environment, for hydrangeas by preventing over and under watering and reducing water stress in plants. If you live in a warmer region where winters are mild then, you can plant hydrangeas in containers.

It is important to maintain the soil pH balance; especially when you are growing lacecap and mophead because both can change flower colour with changing pH. In acidic soil, these flowers can turn lavender to blue whereas, in alkaline soil, flowers turn pink to red.

Best Time To plant Hydrangeas

If you want to know the right time, just roam your local garden centres and when you look for them to sail, purchase them. However, this time will vary from region to region. Like, in cooler regions, the best time is early fall or early spring (before the summer heat breaks). If you live in a warmer region which gets mild winters then, plant between fall to early spring (the time for plantation in warmer region is longer than cooler).

How To Plant Hydrangeas In-Ground?

Before you plant, read the seed and bonsai plant tag to know how much spacing needed between two plants. If you choose little shady areas for hydrangeas then, plants will be larger and spread faster. To plant hydrangeas, dig a hole, which is twice as wide as the pot width in a ground. Place the plant in the hole so that its root ball is at the same depth as it was earlier when you purchase it. If you start from seed then, be sure the seed has perfect contact with the soil bed. Now, fill the hole with fertile soil and lightly press it for perfect support. After plantation, drench the soil with Plantic Organic Fertilizer with water around the plants.

How To Plant Hydrangeas In Containers?

Follow the same procedure for planting hydrangeas in containers. Ensure the plant root ball is at the same depth as it was when purchased. To choose a perfect container size for hydrangeas, know more about the type which you want to grow (check the plant tag). Usually, people choose a 2 inches larger pot than the current one.

How To Care Hydrangeas?

Your jobs do not end at the plantation, still, you have a big job - watering, pruning and feeding. know more about these caring here:

How To Water Hydrangeas?

After plantation, water your plants thoroughly and be sure to drench the surrounding soil and root ball. If your hydrangeas are without leaves (dormant) then, you need not water them unless their growth resumes.

Hydrangeas do well in moist soil, so check the soil moist and whenever it looks dry give them a drink of water. Once the hydrangeas establish its root, you need not water them regularly - they will survive on rain. Water them, when you feel the top inches of soil dry.

How To Feed Hydrangeas?

Once the plantation is done, Start giving them their favourite food - Plantic Organic BloomDrop Liquid Plant Food. Mix 5 ml of fertilizer in one litre of water and shower it on your plants, be sure to focus on roots, not on top. These nutrient granules formulated for flowering plants which feed your plants with its vital elements. It keeps your flower away from weeds and helps balance soil pH levels. It also encourages beneficial microbes which further add nutrients in the soil bed.

Give your plants a drink of fertilizer (Plantic Plant Food) in early spring when the new growth appears and just before summer. It’s best to avoid feeding them when they are dormant. For super growth of hydrangeas, use Plantic formulation. You can also feed them Plantic Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food, or Plantic All-in-One Drop Liquid Plant Food; both are specially formulated, for all plants and support at all growth stages.

How To Prune Hydrangeas?

When to prune, depends, on what type of hydrangea you are growing. Prune French and Oakleaf type flower on late year’s stems (old wood) right after flowering is finished. Prune panicle and smooth type hydrangeas from late winter to early spring as they flower on new growth. Typically, you did not prune them as long as you are giving them space to grow and spread, but you can remove damaged or dead wood.

How To Protect Hydrangeas In Winter?

Many gardeners in colder areas used to erect a burlap screen for french and oakleaf types of hydrangeas to protect the flower buds, which are already formed, for the following year. Make sure the hydrangea type which you are growing is hardy in your gardening region. Hydrangeas are one of the flowers which fill your garden with its multiple roles. You can also plant hydrangeas as a privacy hedge or as the foundation around the house. Hydrangeas have a captivating essence which fills your surroundings with freshness and decorates your house and garden. Hydrangea do also well when planted with other shrubs - they jointly make your garden naturally woodland setting. Hydrangea flowers are best for filling vases and adorn your house with its colour. Hydrangea is the best flower for marriage bouquets hall. To dry hydrangea bloom, wait to let flowers age and they naturally dry. Once the hydrangea flowers get their ideal colour, harvest them. So, start gardening today and grow these lovely hydrangeas with just a little care. And share this love to your family members and friends.

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