Susan's Garden Patch, Gardening Assistance for Beginners
 
Home
Annuals
Bulbs
Country Gardens
Dahlias
Daisy Paradise
Garden Calendar
Gardening With Dr. Lily Lo
Hydrangeas
Lawns / Grass
New Garden Beds
Perennials
Plant Names
Plant Zones
Pruning
Rock Gardens
Roses
Shade Gardens
Shrubs
Soil Types
Tips for Gardeners
Trees and Vines
Site Map
eXTReMe Tracker
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional
 
Hydrangeas

Did you know that most flowers in any garden setting are varying shades of pink, white and yellow? There is an absence of blue as it is difficult to locate true blue flowers which contribute a striking accent in any landscape setting.

Hydrangeas once again rise to the occasion with the 'Nikko Blue'. This color is absolutely outstanding however a bit of work is required to create the deep blue you see in nurseries upon purchase of the plant.

Hydrangeas

Aluminum sulfate is paramount to achieve the rich blue blooms. The absence of aluminum sulfate will fade the color and eventually the blooms will revert to pink. To encourage blue flowers apply the aluminum sulfate in early spring. Repeat the treatment as directed on the label and you will be rewarded with gigantic deep blue Hydrangeas.

Hydrangeas

The abundant showy blooms attain a height of four to six feet. Do not cut this plant back as you will be removing some of blooms from the following year. I erred one year and accidentally cut this beautiful Hydrangea about six inches from the ground. My punishment was no blooms the following year. Be careful when clearing your fall beds and keep in mind these wonderful shrubs will thrive when properly maintained.

The key factor for successful growth is creating the correct conditions. The acidifier applied as directed with the aluminum sulfate will guarantee your show stopping succession of magnificent blooms each summer.

{ Hydrangea Index }    { 1 }   { 2 }   { 3 }   { 4 }   { 5 }   { 6 }   { 7 }   { 8 }   { 9 }   { 10 }   { 11 }   { 12 }   { 13 }   { 14 }   { 15 }    { Next }
 
Susan's Garden Patch    Toronto, Ontario
 
Home | Annuals | Bulbs | Country Gardens | Dahlias | Daisy Paradise | F. A. Q. | Gail's Gardens | Garden Calendar | Hydrangeas
Jimmy's Gardens | Lawns / Grass / Seed / Sod / Watering | New Garden Beds | Perennials | Plant Names | Plant Zones | Pruning
Building A Rock Garden / Rockery Plants / Flowers / Stone Choice | Roses | Shade Garden Plants | Flowering Shrubs | Soil Types
Tips for Gardeners | Trees / Vines | Gardening Links | Bengal Cats | About Susan | Disclaimer | Osgoode Hall | Contact | Site Map

Site Map