new to these pretty things, few questions

novice_2009(zone 6b)April 23, 2009

I just bought a blue bell hydrangea, never had one before.

I have a moist, humus rich raised bed in front of the house. It gets a little afternoon sun, can it take it? Any other tips I'd really appreciate. Thanks!!!!

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luis_pr(7b/8a Hurst, TX)

You do not say where you live but, if you live in the northern half of the country then the answer is very likely yes. I have a relative who lives in Mass and her Nikko Blue gets a lot of sun from the western side of all places (1-4pm in the summer). It likes it there very much.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2009 at 8:25PM
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novice_2009(zone 6b)

Thanks! I live in southern Tenn. It is very humid and hot in summers. I have a raised bed to plant it in, but did a pH test it is way too alkaline. I'm going to add sulfur, but it needs to go in soon. It would get afternoon sun for about 3 hours or a little more.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2009 at 9:24PM
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