Non-Blooming Hydrangeas

A common question, I know. But I’m stumped. I have 3 lovely, healthy 8-year old hydrangea plants (3′ tall) in a sheltered, dappled shade, sandy soil location. They’ve NEVER bloomed. I do not cut them back and I have other…

Dying Emerald Cedars, Viburnum, and Berberis

Hello, Several Emerald cedars planted a year ago in the spring have turned brown suddenly and died–they have been watered throughout this summer weekly. A 12-13 year old Viburnum flowered beautifully this spring, but branches have been suddenly drying up…

Hydrangeas Vine and Peegees*

Hi there, I have both vines and shrubs with the leaves turning varigated. I’ve fertilized them with Miracle Grow (the nursery said this would address any potential iron issues) and still this has been happening every year for the last…

What plant is this*

 I purchased a plant at a yard sale and was told it was a Hydrangea macrophylla. I have had it in different areas of my yard with varying degrees of sunlight. I’ve trimmed it in the fall, or not at…

Peegee Hydrangea*

The leaves have suddenly turned yellow with the veins remaining green. Zone 5b full sun. Dry. Loam…

Hydrangea and Chipmunks*

Hello! 2 questions if I may: 1. How to control a chipmunk problem. I have numerous chipmunk holes in my garden. One of these homes is under one of my flower gardens. They dig holes everywhere. Any suggestions? I cannot…

Hydrangea paniculata*

We live in southern Quebec. We bought a hydrangea paniculata tree last year and the blooms were beautiful. I pruned the blooms off in the winter as they were falling off. This year the tree grew leaves but there are…

Hydrangea Leaf Pest*

I think my plant is the Annabelle variety and is in my backyard in central Toronto. It has had leaf curl the past couple of years, so I removed what evidence I’ve found. Now something else is preying on the…

Holly and hydrangeas*

We have clay soil and live near Edwards gardens. In front of our house we have hydrangeas and a pair of hollies male and female. We had to replace the male holly last spring and it is much smaller than…

Hydrangea in containers*

Hello, I am buying some hydrangea plugs this coming spring, and I want to plant them in hanging baskets.  I have a well at home and am planning to water them from the well, but the well contains sulfur and…