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Care of Hydrangeas

Gardening: The Helpful Gardener brings the pleasure of gardening to your home. You will find our hydrangea care articles collected in one spot. Check back often because we are constantly adding new tips, profiles, and special stories.

UNLEASH YOUR HYDRANGEA'S FLOWER POWER!
Secrets of proper care and feeding for your hydrangea

Hydrangeas are full sun to partial shade plants that appreciate moist, well-drained soil. Lots of organic matter will help here, although the nicest hydrangeas I’ve seen were all on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard in virtually pure sand. I suspect it’s simply the moist part that’s important... read more

 

HYDRANGEAS COME IN MANY FLAVORS
Choose the one that's right for your garden

Hydrangeas are to summer as lilacs are to spring. This genus starts flowering in June and won’t stop until frost. With the shortage of good all-summer plants, hydrangeas deserve a spot in everyone’s garden. read more