When I was growing up there were always hydrangea plants growing in the garden but I have never really appreciated the beauty of this plant’s large blooms until now.
When out shopping recently I came across a ‘Lace Cap’ hydrangea and instantly fell in love with the beautiful flowers. Until then I was not even aware of this variety of hydrangea and it looked so pretty I just had to buy it!
After searching online for more information about the variety I realised that there was so much more to learn about hydrangeas that I had first thought.
In this post I have included videos which I found that give you great information about hydrangea varieties, how to change the colour of hydrangeas, pruning hydrangeas, propagating hydrangeas, as well as how to make the hydrangea blooms last longer when used as a cut flower!
I have also included links to some websites that are a great source of general information about hydrangeas.
I found this first video to be a great general introduction to the different types of hydrangeas available.
GardenGuy06 YouTube video: Hydrangea Varieties
One website site with a mountain of information about all things hydrangeas is the HydrangeasHydrangeas website. This site also has plenty of information about the types of hydrangeas available as well as how to propagate and prune the plants.
Changing the Colour of Hydrangea Blooms
I always knew that it was possible to change the colour of the hydrangea flowers by adding something to the soil but I was never sure what I needed to do exactly. The next video explains how and why hydrangea flowers can appear either pink or blue and what to add to change the colour. The HydrangeasHydrangeas website also contains some great information for changing the colour of hydrangeas.
SpringHillNursery YouTube video: How to Change the Color of Your Hydrangea Blooms – Step-By-Step Gardening
Getting More Hydrangea Plants from Layering or Cuttings
If you have some hydrangea plants and you want to grow some more then the following videos show how to get new plants growing by either layering a branch on an existing plant or by using cuttings.
SpecificLove7 YouTube video: How to Root a Hydrangea from a Branch (ENDLESS SUMMER)
expertvillage YouTube video: Garden Tips : How to Plant Hydrangeas From a Cut Flower
If you are unsure of when, how and how much to prune back your hydrangeas I found the following two videos gave some good information about pruning hydrangeas and there is one for doing it in the autumn/fall and one for doing it in the spring.
GardenGuy06 YouTube video: Fall Hydrangea Care
GardenGuy06 YouTube video: Spring Hydrangea Care
Making Hydrangea Cut Flowers Last Longer
Finally, I like to bring some of the flowers from the garden inside occasionally and I wondered if there is a way to make the flowers last as long as possible. I found this video that shows you how to prepare the flower and what to put in the vase to make the flower last.
Pam Archer YouTube video: How to Make Cut Hydrangea Stay Fresh with Pam Archer
I hope this information is as useful for you when you’re learning all about hydrangea plants as it was for me.
I have included a couple of pictures of the hydrangeas that I have in my garden below.
Happy Gardening 🙂