The Q&A Archives: Encouraging Hydrangea to Bloom

Question: I have had two hydrangea bushes for two years now and they have never bloomed. I have moved them to a more shadier side of my house, but is there anything I need to do to them to encourage blooming? Brenda Roland Macon, GA

Answer: Ooops. Better move them again! Hydrangeas prefer full sun or partial shade and do best in a moist but well-drained soil. First, I would suggest moving them into full sun. Then you will have to wait for flowers, because transplanting disturbs the roots and sets the plant back. It may take a few years to recover but the plant will eventually bloom. Be patient!

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