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Garden Blog – Tag: hydrangea
There’s just something about the plump, fluffy blossoms of hydrangeas that make them some of the most loved of all flowers. Maybe you carried them in your bridal bouquet or they remind you of your favorite aunt. We totally get that it can be really frustrating when you’ve taken the time to plant them and they don’t bloom. Let’s figure out how to turn that situation around together.
Compact Flowering Shrubs
When space is limited we recommend compact plants. That being said compact space can be a little different for those who live in the big city who may be lucky to have a 10×10 garden or those who live in an urban area with a slightly bigger back yard. I am going to concentrate on shrubs that have been breed to take less than 3 foot of space, where in the past may have reached heights and widths of 5-8 foot.
For many urban gardeners the thought of shrubs is just not even a thought, shrubs just get way to big! In the past that may have been true, but now there are several ‘old’ shrubs that have been breed to have compact/dwarf habits. Again I will remind you “You don’t have to give up your dreams, you can just shrink them.”
Let’s Dance® & Cityline® Hydrangeas
To trim or not to trim, that is a big question! The weather is cooling off and your garden perennials and flowering shrubs are probably starting to look sad. I often get asked “Can I trim my Hydrangeas?”, “Does my Hydrangea bloom on new or old growth? New or old wood?”
From Big (8′) to small (3′) we have them all
So you love the look of the large, white, cone shaped paniculata Hydrangeas, but are thinking…I don’t have the space to grow that large of a shrub. I am here to tell you that you now have options! When you think of Hardy paniculata Hydrangeas the one that comes to mind in most cases is Hydrangea ‘Limelight’. ‘Limelight’ is a beautiful flowering shrub but does get upwards of 8 foot which may not work in every garden.