Keep up to date with what your Endless Summer® Hydrangeas need throughout the year with this handy gardening calendar.
- Remove winter protective mulch a week or two after snow melts.
- Prune out old branches where no new growth is showing.
- Clean out leaves and dead branches.
- Plant your new hydrangea according to your garden plan.
- Apply color kits to change the color of your hydrangea blooms, if desired.
- After the last frost, move decorative pots outside or uncover buds. Transplant while dormant, as desired.
- Now is a good time to start fertilizing
- Water Fun! Water your hydrangeas to make sure that the soil is moist (1″ per week should do the trick)
- Remember that during the hot summer days some blooms may wilt but will recover when the day cools down
- Make sure you have adequate mulch to keep soil moisture in!
- Cut flowers for mid-summer arrangements
- Sit back and enjoy!
- TIME TO STOP FERTILIZING!
- Cut fall-color hydrangeas for arrangements.
- Continue to water adequately until frost.
- Leave blooms on hydrangeas for winter interest.
- Bring containers inside after the first frost.
- Cover the base of the hydrangea with wood chips, leaves, etc. for winter protection.
- Plan your Spring Garden!
- Remove heavy snow to avoid stem damage.
- Use dried blooms for holiday arrangements and centerpieces.