My hydrangeas did not bloom this spring. Winter kill of buds. But the plant is very much alive, lots of new leaves, healthy. Wh
at can I do to encourage buds for next year? Prune? Feed? My two hydrangeas are in containers on a terrace. Both failed to bloom this year.
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The most common cause for this is that they are a type of Hydrangea macrophylla. These bloom on old growth, instead of new. If the growth is killed back in winter, then it can not develop old growth and will not flower often.
This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/hydrangea/hydrangea-not-blooming.htm