Hydrangeas forum: Saving my Hydrangeas

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Name: Char Mowatt
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 7b)
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Cateyes856
Jun 12, 2016 5:35 PM CST
Hi Everyone,

My hydrangeas were pretty dry and hanging on by a thread when I returned from a 2 week trip.
I watered them and the leaves and trunk are still perky. Unfortunately, the blossoms are pretty devastated. I pulled the dried petals off but the others still look pitiful. Should I cut them all off?
Will they come back this year? Or shall I hope and pray that they bounce back next spring?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

Char
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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Jun 12, 2016 5:42 PM CST
Hi Char ,

Sorry about the hydrangea . But , they should be OK just a little crunchy . I always purchase the close out ones and they are
usually crunchy and come back fine. I would just water them and I just crinkle the leaves in my hand so if there is any green
it will be ok. They should get leaves pretty fast . Are they new style hydrangea ? If they are rebloomers you still might get
blooms . Good Luck and don't worry Group hug

Shannon
Welcome! I have about 30 hydrangea they are a lot stronger than you think Thumbs up
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Name: Char Mowatt
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 7b)
"Let the earth bring forth..." Gene
Cateyes856
Jun 12, 2016 8:13 PM CST
Thanks for the hope!!!
Should I leave the sad blossoms in place or chop them off?
The plant might look a little better but I don't want to make it worse.

Thanks much
Char...retired and loving it!
Name: Char Mowatt
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 7b)
"Let the earth bring forth..." Gene
Cateyes856
Jun 13, 2016 9:51 AM CST
Thanks for the hope!!!
Should I leave the sad blossoms in place or chop them off?
The plant might look a little better but I don't want to make it worse.

Thanks much
Char...retired and loving it!
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
The House on the Hill Gardens
Roses Butterflies Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Birds Peonies
Sedums Hostas Cottage Gardener Echinacea Clematis Irises
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Shannon
Jun 13, 2016 3:44 PM CST
Hey, Been out in the garden weeding Thumbs down I hate weeds LOL I don't think it will make a difference
I have done it both ways. If they still look like blooms I would leave them sometimes they come back and look OK
If they are dried out cut um off Smiling it will not hurt them.

I love hydrangea they are very forgiving Group hug
The horse is God's gift to mankind. ~Arabian Proverb
Name: Char Mowatt
Stockbridge, GA (Zone 7b)
"Let the earth bring forth..." Gene
Cateyes856
Jun 13, 2016 7:06 PM CST
Thanks Shannon!! I will do a controlled chop and hope for a little color when we get a reprieve from the "high 90's and 100%humidity with no rain in sight" weather.

Happy weeding! Thank You!
Char...retired and loving it!

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