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LAST CALL TO PRUNE NEW WOOD FLOWERING HYDRANGEAS


This is your last call to prune new wood flowering hydrangeas. If you haven't cut back your hydrangeas that bloom on this year's stems -- your new wood bloomers -- you are running out of time. We're talking about 'Annabelle' hydrangeas, and all those beautiful Invincibelle®Spirits, Incrediballs®, and other hydrangea arborescens. Don't forget your hydrangea paniculatas like Quick Fire®, andPinky Winky®.By now they have broken dormancy just about everywhere and are setting up their flower buds for this year like this 'Annabelle'




or this 'Limelight'.


So get out there and make the right cuts to shape those plants and keep them healthy. BUT, if you can't get around to it with graduations and all the other things in your life, don't stress about it.

This photo shows what a panicle hydrangea looked like one year I didn't get around to either deadheading or pruning.
The plant just went ahead and f…