This afternoon I got out the gloves and the pruning shears and the cutters (loppers). Many plants and bushes in my gardens are showing greenery. I cleared out a lot of last year’s growth.
I am a little uncertain about the best way to prune this hydrangea. Last year I cut it right back to about 4 inches. But I am wondering if maybe I should just cut off last year’s flower and leave the stems long. There are buds poking out of the stems all the way up to just under the flower heads from last year. If anyone has an idea, I would be glad to hear from you.
NOTE the Brown-headed Cowbird sitting on the fence post.