I don't know the varieties. One of them grows 4-5' tall and has
variegated leaves. The last couple of years it had pink blossoms.
The other one grows 2-3' tall and solid green leaves. Last year it
had green blossoms. This year both of them had great looking foliage.
On Wed, 08 Oct 2003 14:42:54 GMT, "David J Bockman"
Applying great amounts of fertilizers to hydrangeas (and a lot of
flowering plants) tends to promote foliage growth over blooms, but in
order to keep the plant from producing *any* blooms. Here's an excerpt
from http://www.recipegoldmine.com/gardengary/gg77.html with more common
Hydrangeas sometimes fail to bloom. Here are several reasons...
Frost damage to flower buds
Pruning in late summer
Too much shade
Too much high-nitrogen fertilizer
Plant is not old enough yet.
Hydrangeas form their flower buds in late summer for the following year,
so pruning in late summer, fall and winter will remove potential flowers.
Prune when the flower heads begin to fade. Snip back other shoots to
encourage branching and fullness.
Throw some 16-16-16 on them or some acid food at em and water well. I have
some 60 year old one's and can't kill em if I tried. Their like roses, they
always come back.
They should be shade about 1/2 the day.
This site will tell you how to prune the different hydrangeas, why and when the
different forms flower, and how not to remove the blooms by accident.
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