Category Archives: Pruning

Pruning the ‘Annabelle’ Hydrangea — whack ‘er down

POSTED BY KIM — It’s Easter Sunday, and yesterday I just pruned my Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ to the ground. With this warm weather, the shrub was fully leafed out, which made it seem somewhat sacriligeous.  My 10-year-old daughter even said, … Continue reading

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Wait! Before you prune those paniculatas, consider this…

POSTED BY KIM — Hydrangea paniculatas fall in that category that blooms on new wood.  You can prune them in the spring and have great new growth (which = lots of great flowers), or if you decide to NOT prune, you’ll … Continue reading

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Do you know the difference between a flower bud and a leaf bud?

POSTED BY KIM — I don’t either. I was thinking about all the times I’ve cautioned people to not prune macrophyllas too late in the fall because they might cut off “flower buds,” and sure enough, you can see buds — but … Continue reading

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