cut off brown flowers?

karen1earthangel(5b)August 1, 2010

when cutting off brown flowers do you cut down stem a bit. Is it a good idea to remove the brown blooms on hydrangeas?

I have my endless summer and was wondering where to cut off the bloom?

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If pruning a reblooming type like endless summer, I cut them off and shape the plant at the same time, trying to cut right above a node or where the stem branches to a V---as I would prune a tree etc. (Most of the time there are several browning blooms to deadhead at one time.) If I want to cut the browning flowers off a big leaf then I'm careful about it if if is after early/mid July.... Don't want to cut off any buds, so I just snip the flower heads off without pruning off really any stem of the plant.

    Bookmark   August 1, 2010 at 10:27PM
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If you leave them, they look very pretty in the winter.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 6:43AM
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sue36(Z5 Maine)

I cut them off all hydrangeas, I like things tidy. On ES I cut down to right above the next node.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2010 at 3:14PM
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