Caring for Hydrangeas

Hello As much as I cover my pink and blue hydrangeas they freeze during the Toronto winter. I wonder which Hydrangeas bloom only on new wood, so there is no need to cover them for winter but still they will…

Climbing hydrangea and maple tree shade

Hello, I live in midtown Toronto. My house faces south, and my backyard is shaded to the north by a large silver maple and to the south by our house. I currently have a small, long planter in the east…

Hydrangea Design in Ombré

I live in Toronto and have a semi shady backyard. On my honeymoon I visited Christchurch Botanical Garden and saw the most beautiful ombré hydrangea display. I want to recreate it using varieties that are available locally. Friends have suggested…

This damage repeats every year! My hydrangeas NEED help.

I have a white Hydrangea in my backyard. Come into blossom quite early in spring. BUT, after the white flowers come out, they soon are eaten by some insects. Could you give me some instructions to resolve this problem please?…

Uncovering Hydrangeas

I covered my hydrangeas with shrub covers in November, as instructed I piled dried leaves over the plants before securing the cover. The covers do provide light and moisture. I am now wondering when is a good time to remove…

Blackening leaves on new hydrangea

Hello. I am in Toronto, in a house. A month ago I had 16 incredibal hydrangea planted on my front gardens, which get partial shade. I have watered them carefully – although I was told not to overwater them. The…

Hydrangeas

This white Hydrangea plant is overgrown and taking up much of my backyard garden. What can I do to stump the growth?…

Climbing Hydrangea

I have had a climbing hydrangea on an east facing wall in my backyard for several years. It bloomed a few years ago but has not since. I have had the trees trimmed around it to allow more light, have…

Oakleaf hydrangea

I planted this shrub three years ago and it only shows ONE bloom every year. It is in shade (as I thought it should be) – could that be the problem? I have not pruned it yet. Any idea ?…

Hydrangea looks dead

Hi there, I have a 7-8 year old hydrangea (incrediball) in the south facing part of the house. Every year the plant has gotten bigger, has bloomed nicely and looks very lush. It gets full sun and I don’t usually…