1. Fall/Winter Care of My Lace Cap Hydrangeas

Asked by Anonymous - November 5, 2010

I am still not understanding how to prune my lace cap hydrangeas. They are 10 yrs old and I don’t get very many flowers and this bugs me. I usually cut them back to the ground and clean out all the dead wilted, unsightly stems and leaves each year so I end up with a neat clean bed ready for spring time. Can you please tell me what I am doing wrong as it is getting time to clean the bed now in my area? ( MD. )
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2. Hydrangea Mold

Asked by Anonymous - March 20, 2011

I over wintered some hydrangeas in my basement. When I brought them up into the house, several had mold on the leaves. I removed the leaves and placed the plants in a sunny location. Two plants seem to be fine. The third one has slightly curling leaves and mold spots on some of the leaves. What should I do?

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3. Hydrangea Won’t Bloom

Asked by janina123 - April 6, 2011

I planted my hydrangea 3 years ago. Since then they won’t bloom. Maybe it doesn’t have enough sun. I’m thinking of transplanting to a more sunny place, but I’m not sure that this is a good time to do it, as it currently has buds.

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4. Non-Blooming Hydrangea

Asked by Anonymous - April 28, 2011

I was given this hydrangea several years ago. It bloomed partially, twice. I have another type that blooms every year in abundance. The one that blooms is extra large and white, while the one that doesn’t is blue. When it was given to me, it bloomed beautifully. I have one on the northwestern side of the house and the one that blooms is on the north side, with both having an east-west exposure. Both have the same soil as well. If it doesn’t bloom this year, I may dig it up and put a more positive bloomer in its place. Can you give me a few ideas to see if I can save it?

5. Pruning Lacecap Hydrangeas

Asked by Anonymous - June 16, 2011

I have two blue lacecap hydrangeas. In the spring (April/May timeframe), I pruned back any stems that appeared to have no buds and were seemingly not going to produce any growth on them. I am now in the middle of June and have some long stems that do have leaves on them but are further down the stem leaving quite a bit of stem on top with no growth at all yet. It is unsightly to me, but I am concerned as to whether I should cut the stems down to where the new growth is or just leave them hoping more growth will appear on top. I am worried that if I cut the stem, it will kill of the entire stem. Any suggestions?

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6. Why Won’t 6-Yr-Old Variegated Lace Hydrangea Bloom?

Asked by SPRINGSGRANNY - August 2, 2011

I have had this plant for 6 years and never had a bloom. It’s a beautiful bush on its own, but I would like to have it flower.

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7. Winter Care of Potted Hydrangea

Asked by Anonymous - August 27, 2011

When I bring my potted hydrangea indoors for the winter, how often should I water it and should it be placed in a sunny or not sunny area?

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