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a start

30 Apr

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.

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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.

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NOTE the Brown-headed Cowbird sitting on the fence post.

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2 Comments

Posted by on April 30, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “a start

  1. Bob Zeller

    May 1, 2015 at 9:47 am

    I can’t help you, Dave. I don’t have that green thumb. 🙂

     
  2. Kim Nichols

    May 1, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Glad you had a safe journey home! What I have read regarding hydrangea is that they flower on last years new growth. What I do is cut out any completely dead stems and let everything else go.

     
 
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