Answer: Although hydrangea plant tags say they will grow in full sunshine it has been my experience that they droop in hot afternoon sun. They recover overnight and look fine in the morning. If you can't stand to see them droop, wait until this fall or winter and move them to a site that will get morning sun and afternoon shade in the summertime. This will give them enough sun to bloom well but not so much that they wilt in the afternoon.
When the flowers die, cut them off the plant, along with some of the stem. Your shrub will then grow new stems at the site of the cut.
Enjoy your hydrangeas!
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