Tip of the Day — July 16

Hydrangeas don’t really have to ever be pruned except to remove dead canes. But if yours has outgrown its spot and you’d like to reduce its size a bit, grab the pruners soon because you need to be finished by the end of July. Most older varieties of hydrangea bloom on “old wood.” That means the flowers for next spring are formed this year. If you prune them after the buds have formed, you won’t get flowers next year. New varieties, like Endless Summer, bloom on both old and new wood, so they can be pruned at any time.

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