Hydrangeas ... how to care for them?

liacatherineOctober 14, 2006

My husband and I have bought a new home in central VA. The house came with a beautiful hydrangea bush. When we first saw the place, the bush was full of bright blooms. The photo below is what it looks like now.

I want to take good care of this bush and make sure it looks as good in the spring as it did for the previous owner. I also would like it to look neat in the meantime. When should I be pruning this (if at all) and how?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
saypoint(6b CT)

Here is an excellent article on caring for hydrangeas.

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   October 16, 2006 at 8:35AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
How to "restore" bare clay yard in Lynchburg, VA.
We've just moved to Lynchburg from outside Baltimore....
Pam Fisher
Wanted: Gardeners with vision
Hello, I am writing a book about the gardens I am doing...
When is it time to start planting lettuce and endive?
I'm in the NOVA area of VA and wanted to know when...
Planting Garlic in Northern VA
Friday, 10/17/2014, I prepared a new area and expanded...
Pomegranates This Winter
I'm wondering if there are any particular strategies...
Sponsored Products
Venice Hydrangea in Pot
$5.99 | zulily
Bouquet of Blooms Rug
Grandin Road
Hydrangea 2-piece Swag Empress Valance
Christmas Bouquet Fresh Christmas Wreath
$189.00 | FRONTGATE
'Amberton Publishing Blue Hydrangea' Canvas Art
Country Hydrangeas Outdoor Wall Art
Grandin Road
Christmas Bouquet Fresh Christmas Door Swag
$99.50 | FRONTGATE
Rhapsody Cream 54 x 36-Inch Hydrangea Tailored Two Swag Pair Curtain
$17.95 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™