How to Grow Hydrangeas

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Hydrangeas give us gorgeous, beautiful blooms from early summer through fall, but they can be a little tricky to grow. Master Gardener, the Green Thumb Guru Ed Sourdiffe shared tips to help your hydrangeas grow!

Hydrangea Tips:

1) When your hydrangea gets to big, the best time to divide it is in the fall. Water the plant good the day before to get the plant and its roots ready to transplant
2) The best site to locate your new, or divided hydrangea is one that gets morning sun and afternoon shade.
3) You can change the color of blue or pink flowered hydrangeas:

  1. Make the soil more acidic (to make flowers blue), by adding aluminum sulfate
  2. Make the soil more sweet (to make flowers pink), by adding lime

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