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Hydrangeas

In order to keep the gigantic flowers from drooping I use semi-circular metal stands to assist with upright growth. The half moon shaped stands are green in color thus blending with the foliage. A severe rainstorm coupled with strong winds can damage the stems and the beautiful white flowers fall to the ground. I build a little circle around the shrub with the cages and as the shrub progresses in size I add more cages to keep the density of the plant and ensure the blooms are protected from any major storms and winds.

Hydrangeas

In closing, apply acidifier to the Annabelle, stake around the stems, cut back in the fall to approximately six inches, use for indoor Hydrangea arrangements and for the rest of the summer season sit back to enjoy the overwhelming beauty of this incredible plant.

Hydrangeas

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