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When to Prune Hydrangeas

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by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener

 

 

 

One of the questions I get asked the most is when to prune hydrangeas.  Hydrangeas do not need to be cut back to live a long, floriferous life, however,hyrdrangea there may be times that it will need to be trimmed.  Knowing what type of plant you have and knowing if your plant blooms on old or new wood is a tremendous help.

What is “old and new” wood?  Stems are called old wood if they have been on the plant since the summer before the current season.  New wood are stems that develop during the current season.

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Are You Throwing Away Gold?

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     By this time of year you are probably tired of raking and disposing of all those leaves.  Well, leaves do not have to be a burden as they can be turned into a valuable soil enhancing material through composting.  Believe it or not, there’s treasure to …

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Woolly Bears

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardner     The following article was written by my fellow master gardener (Gold Level), Gwen Rinker. “These fuzzy caterpillars are famous for crossing roads and your driveway in autumn and for their alleged ability to predict the weather.  As soon as the weather gets chilly you can usually …

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