If you’re wondering why are my hydrangea’s green, it’s because you have been growing them incorrectly. Most people buy hydrangeas from a specialist garden centre, and although they will often advise you as to what sort of flowers to grow and how, they won’t tell you why the flowers are the way that they are. This article intends to set out in detail what hydrangeas do, how they grow and if you are growing them correctly.
Hydrangeas belong to the phalaenopsis family, of which there are over 60 varieties. They have large roots that make them excellent at growing on rocks and ledges. In early spring, they flower and this is when you want to plant your hydrangea in the ground. The flowers themselves can be planted in the ground, either by yourself or with the help of another gardener. A tip for planting is to plant the largest number of blossoms first, so that their small seeds have plenty of space to sprout.
There are many reasons why hydrangeas tend to get green; the biggest one is that when they are young, they do not have any air. As the flowers develop, they need fresh air to start producing pollen, which can only happen in the presence of light. If the flowers are covered with leaves, the lack of sunlight will prevent them from producing any pollen. Therefore, if you wish to keep your hydrangeas in the garden, it’s important that they have access to the sunlight they require to flower. One way to make sure that they get this access is to prune them in late winter or early spring.
Pruning your hydrangeas is important because it reduces the number of times they need to be cut back. Hydrangeas tend to grow very large, so if they are pruned too short, they will not produce any flowers. Instead, they will go into a resting phase, where no more flowers will grow, meaning less work for you. To prune dry hydrangeas, remove all the flowers and the dry twigs at the base of the stems.
If you want to reduce the number of times you have to prune your hydrangeas, try using coffee grounds. Simply pour the coffee grounds into a container and then apply them to your hydrangea blossoms in the same way you would use coffee grounds to clean your dishes. The coffee grounds will provide a natural cleanser that will keep your hydrangeas free from pollination and disease. For a quick, refreshing pick-me-up during your late winter or early spring harvests, try using tea-soaked wakame. Japanese tea growers use wakame as a preservative to help preserve their produce and help keep it fresh.
A common problem that causes hydrangea blossoms to become brown and frail is excessive heat. To combat this, make sure you store your containers of hydrangeas near a heating source. You may also purchase a small ceramic saucer that has a built-in glass carafe. Place your hydrangeas there for an hour or so each day and then remove them to allow them to air out. Store the saucer in your refrigerator for a few days to restore the hydrangea flowers’ brightness.
Another way to help combat the problem of browning of your hydrangea plants is to do some pruning in the fall. The first month or so of the fall season is prime time to trim your plants back. This will also let you avoid any of the problems associated with over-chlorination. Take your scissors and snip away any branches or roots that are blocking your sunlight. Prune those branches and roots between late winter and early spring to give your hydrangeas some room to recover.
It’s easy to see how pruning can benefit your hydrangeas. In addition to keeping your flowers healthy and vibrant, pruning can help you get rid of leaves that appear dead and worthless. In late winter and early spring, cut back any dead or decaying branches on your plants. By doing this, you’ll be able to reduce the amount of dead space that can cause your hydrangea blooms to be smaller than they could be.