The Rockdale Gardener

Gardening Posts From Rockdale Cooperative Extension

How to Prune Hydrangeas

Here is a great article on caring for hydrangeas from the UGA URBAN AG CENTER. The information on pruning is particularly useful this time of year. Hydrangea: A Southern Tradition from the article: How to Prune Hydrangeas: How and when to prune hydrangeas is an issue for many gardeners, even…
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Shrubs looking bad after heavy spring pruning? Don’t worry they will come back!

Every few years professional landscapers on commercially maintained sites will find it necessary to ‘renovate’ hedged shrubs by pruning them back heavily and allowing new growth to rejuvenate the plant. In general this doesn’t make most plants too ugly although heavily pruned plants hardly look ever look great. Heavy pruning can make…
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