Hydrangeas on GardenTime TV!
As we enter summer we are all looking for transition color in the garden. We are done with the early colors of spring and some of the perennials are not quite at peak, which means it is hydrangea time. These great early summer bloomers are well known in the older gardens and are now becoming popular in the gardens of newer homes. Tried and true, hydrangeas will come back year after year.
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GardenTime TV stopped by Portland Nursery to learn more about these plants from Sean Gillman. Hydrangeas have over 70 different varieties and that means that you will certainly find one that will fit in your garden. From the Oakleaf varieties, to the climbing varieties; like the Hydrangea anomala, subspecies petiolaris (Try saying that fast, 10 times!) The most popular types include the mophead and lacecap, but you can find a ton of different varieties to enjoy.
Sean also talked to us about the changing of color of different varieties. If your hydrangea started pink and is turning blue, it is the soil conditions that are causing that. You can sometimes change the colors of the bloom by adding lime or aluminum to the soil. If you have any more questions check with the experts at Portland Nursery.
Be sure to visit Portland Nursery's feature on Hydrangeas.
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