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cutting back????

a lady i work for said that we should cut her hydrangea way back (like almost to the ground to help with blooms next year. an arborest (?) told her this...any thoughts!? :? :?

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Maybe the article on the Helpful Gardener's hydrangea care page will give you some starting points (there are photos, too):

Cynthia H.
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You should definitely know what type of Hydrangea you are growing before doing any pruning, some Hydrangeas bloom on 2 year old wood so if you prune them back too much you won't get any blooms the next year.
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