What is the Hydrangea Danger Zone™?
The Key is to Know Which Hydrangeas Flower on Old Wood
Exactly What You CAN Cut Now
What Plants Should I Leave Alone?
If your plant has outgrown its allotted space and you don’t care about losing flowers, then cut away. I would personally prefer to first get the flowers this season and then cut it back before August 1.
Do I Treat Rebloomers Differently?
rebloomers can give you a second season of flowers as long as those sleeping buds haven’t awakened. Sometimes when we cut before that last frost-free date, the reblooming buds start swelling as spring temps warm-up. Then they get zapped by a late-season weather event like snow or ice. I speak from experience.
The Wisdom of Doing Nothing
If I Can’t Prune, Exactly What Else Can I Do?
Now, do you see why I call it the Hydrangea Danger Zone?
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