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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Jun 14, 2017 4:05 AM CST
I have a 16' row of hydrangeas. I used to follow the pruning rules. Last year, I was just too busy. This year, I have the most flowers on them I've even seen.
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Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Jun 14, 2017 7:33 AM CST
Looks great!!
Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Jun 14, 2017 7:54 AM CST
Ditto, looks great Thumbs up
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Jun 14, 2017 7:55 AM CST
Wonderful - a feast for the eyes. The only time I prune them is to remove dead branches or those injured by winter.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jun 15, 2017 2:08 PM CST
Nice there yardman. Thumbs up
Hears a couple things about hydrangeas, that a didn't know, untill this year.
#1, is, that there are two types ! One that blooms on this years growth, and another that blooms on last years growth.
So ! I'm guessing you have the latter. Since it sounds like, you didn't get them pruned at all !

If there the latter kind, i belive you would want to prune after blossom ends, so you have growth this year, to bloom for next year. Thumbs up

2nd. Thing i heard, was that fertilizing with Empson Salt, in winter will make them change color.
Empson Salt is good for them also.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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