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The Complete Guide to Hydrangea Care and Their Flowers

Looking for ways to grow and enjoy hydrangeas? If you love hydrangea flowers as much as I do, wait until you check out these hydrangea care tips.

This guide goes over EVERYTHING you need to know about hydrangea care and their flowers.

Because hydrangeas are the prettiest, aren’t they?

I love the different blooms on each variety.

They are so fun to grow.

And are gorgeous both inside and out.

Limelight Hydrangeas and Beautyberry are the best fall garden flowers
Limelight Hydrangea blooms with Beautyberry. We’ll cover everything from:

In this post, we will cover the following topics:

If you love hydrangeas as much as I do, this post is for you!

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The Basics of Hydrangea Care

Looking for tips about hydrangeas and their care?

It’s so important to care for them the right way to get the most out of their blooms.

Lately, I’ve read several posts and comments about hydrangeas not blooming.

Hydrangeas refusing to bloom is a common problem and there are a few reasons why it happens.

And it comes down to, hydrangea care that includes growing, pruning, and fertilizing.

Click on the text below to learn more.

Tips to grow beautiful hydrangeas that will thrive and bloom for years to come.

Formal garden with hydrangea flowers -Why Hydrangeas Refuse to Bloom

Why Aren’t My Hydrangeas Blooming

As a follow-up to Hydrangea Care Basics, we started troubleshooting why my everblooming hydrangeas did not bloom.

And there were a few reasons why my hydrangeas failed to bloom.

Click on the text below to figure out what went wrong.

How to troubleshoot lack of blooms.

But sometimes, it’s just out of our hands.

Click on the text below to see why my everblooming hydrangeas lacked blooms.

Why my everblooming hydrangeas struggled to bloom and ways to prevent it from happening in your garden!

close up of Hydrangea flower

How to Propagate Hydrangeas

Looking for ways to grow more hydrangeas without breaking the bank?

Learn how to propagate hydrangeas and get more plants for FREE with these easy propagation methods.

CLICK HERE to see how easy it is to get more hydrangea plants for FREE!

Cutting hydrangea to propagate - The Complete Guide to Hydrangea Care

How to Divide Hydrangeas

Did you know that hydrangeas can be divided?

Me either!

But it can be done and I’m going show you how!

CLICK HERE to learn how to grow your garden and double your stock for FREE with this cool gardening tip.

Close- up of limelight hydrangea with tall phlox in bloomHow to Propagate Hydrangeas in 7 Easy Steps
My limelight hydrangeas with tall phlox.

The ULTIMATE Guide to Keeping Fresh Cut Hydrangeas From Drooping

Have you ever cut hydrangea blooms, made a beautiful arrangement, only to find them find them drooping?

It is so disappointing when that happens.

But there’s a trick to keeping those blooms looking gorgeous.

CLICK HERE to follow these simple tips to keep your fresh cut hydrangeas looking amazing!

Hydrangea macrophylla blooms in farmhouse kitchen sink -How to Keep Fresh Cut Hydrangeas from Drooping

How to Dry a Hydrangea the Easy Way

Looking for ways to dry your hydrangea blooms?

With a few methods out there, there is one method I use All. The. Time.

CLICK HERE to learn how easy it is to dry a hydrangea.

Cut hydrangeas for drying in farmhouse kitchen in vintage ball jar glasses -How to Dry a Hydrangea the Easy Way

Are Hydrangeas Deer Resistant?

Since I live in gardening zone 6a in New Jersey, there is a high population of deer.

So all of my gardens need to be protected from deer browsing.

I’m often asked specifically about the level of deer resistance for hydrangeas.

And my answer may surprise you.

CLICK HERE to learn whether hydrangeas are deer resistant and what you can do to protect them.

Endless summer hydrangea flowers at sunset in my jersey garden hydrangeas at sunset

I hope you found this guide helpful to caring for you hydrangeas.

If you have any questions, feel free to message me HERE.

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    1. They are such pretty flowers – it’s a shame when they struggle to bloom! Fingers crossed for an amazing hydrangea season! xoxo

  1. Loved reading up on hydrangea care Stacy. I am getting buds on all the plants now, getting very excited!

    1. That’s awesome! If I could get through 30″ of snow maybe I could see how mine are doing! LOL The ones I divided last year are totally buried…they should be ok though. xoxo

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  4. Just read again and saved some pins. I hope to have better luck this year. Thanks for all your tips.

  5. I would like to keep a rotation of fresh cut blooms from my yard. If I cut from my yard will the blooms regrow this season, or by removing cuttings am I effectively lessening the display of growth for this year?

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