My pathetic hydrangea??!!
We moved into our house in late 2009, so this will be the 4th year with our existing hydrangea. It has never looked much better than this, and only gets a few pink flowers. Mistakenly, I pruned it to the ground the first year, but it wasn't much taller than this anyway. the second year I just removed the dead sticks, had a soil test done, and added some peat, sulfur (imo not too much), and fertilizer. Some of the "few" blooms turned a bit blue, and the rest stayed pink. Now it kinda looks dead in the middle with a clump growing at 3, 8, and 10 o'clock. Should I continue to rehab it or start over? My neighbor has a beautiful blue hydrangea, and last year I asked them how they keep it looking so nice, and the looked at me like I had 3 heads, and said they add a little peat. I'll post a photo, and a follow up post with the soil report. Maybe someone can help me read it. All suggestions appreciated. Thanks. Ed.