Curating the perfect garden is an art. Selecting which flowers, shrubs and trees to integrate can be difficult. Gorgeous hydrangeas always make for a wonderful addition; here’s why.
Beautiful Bushels of Flowers
Hydrangeas bloom from spring to late fall. Their tiny flowers grow in clusters and can be pink, purple, blue and cream. The cool thing about hydrangeas is how easy it is to manipulate their color; all you have to do is control the pH of the soil. If you would like your hydrangeas to yield pink blooms, you can raise the pH of the soil with limestone. Lowering the pH with elemental sulfur will result in blue flowers.
Whether you prefer your hydrangeas potted or planted, well drained soil is key. If you are planting hydrangeas, dig a hole slightly larger than the plant. This will result in loose, pliable soil. If you are potting hydrangeas, do not plant any deeper than one inch above the original pot height. Select a place where your hydrangea can get a little bit of morning sun as well as afternoon shade.