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cut off brown flowers?

Posted by karen1earthangel 5a (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 1, 10 at 20:26

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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RE: cut off brown flowers?

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.


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RE: cut off brown flowers?

If you leave them, they look very pretty in the winter.


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RE: cut off brown flowers?

  • Posted by sue36 Z5 Maine (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 2, 10 at 15:14

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


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