Hello, I did a search, read a lot, but am still a bit confused. I have a two part question. I don't know much about hydrangeas.
I have this limelight, it is so beautiful. It's in its 2nd year and it's huge, with huge blooms, and it's flopping all over. At the same time, I have been asked by a good friend to supply flowers from my garden for her wedding in two weeks. I'm thinking that these blooms would be perfect.
From the little I read, I think it's ok to prune limelight, that, pruning will result in larger flowers. Not pruning will result in smaller flowers. And, I think I'm reading to prune by half if desired before spring. It's really too big and flopping now, so if I prune by half (late winter/early spring), will it have more structure?
Which brings me back to the wedding question, held in 2 weeks. Maybe I should prune off blooms for the wedding, to the place where I'll be pruning them off in the spring? Also, please tell me where on the stem do I prune? Just before a leaf?
I need more structure in this plant. Will I be able to get it by pruning by half? It's all big and flopping now.
Thanks very much!!