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"So, how do I prune my Hydrangea?" by the Whistling Gardener

Pruning blooming shrubs shouldn’t be complicated! Generally speaking, if they bloom early in the spring before new foliage appears, we should prune them right after they finish blooming so they have all season to put on new growth and set buds for the following spring. As with all rules, there are always exceptions and this is where hydrangeas come into the picture.

Pruning blooming shrubs shouldn’t be complicated! Generally speaking, if they bloom early in the spring before new foliage appears, we should prune them right after they finish blooming so they have all season to put on new growth and set buds for the following spring.

As with all rules, there are always exceptions and this is where hydrangeas come into the picture.

"What exactly does it mean to be Drought Tolerant,” by the Whistling Gardener

Enjoy the cool mornings. Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

It’s been almost five decades since I had a college level plant physiology class and studied the process of how plants move water through their vascular systems and how they adapt to drought conditions so they can survive the dry summers.

After some research, I am happy to say that the science hasn’t changed much.

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