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new to these pretty things, few questions

Posted by novice_2009 zone 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 23, 09 at 19:45

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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RE: new to these pretty things, few questions

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.


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RE: new to these pretty things, few questions

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.


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