best hydrangeas

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    A Banner Year for Hydrangeas

    Today we’re in Elie Gilbert’s garden. I’ve been gardening for at least 70 years, but I’ve never seen a year like this for hydrangeas. Here in my Plymouth, Massachusetts, garden,…

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    Smooth and Oakleaf Hydrangeas for the Mid-Atlantic

    Summer in the Mid-Atlantic can be hot and somewhat devoid of flowers after spring blooms fade. However, hydrangeas (Hydrangea spp. and cvs., Zones 3–9) are just showing their bold flowers…

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    Beautiful Hydrangeas for Every Garden

    There is perhaps no more iconic flower than the hydrangea. Whether it’s the massive blossoms of the bigleaf varieties (Hydrangea macrophylla and cvs., Zones 5–9) or the interesting star-shaped blooms…

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    Serrata vs. Macrophylla for Southeast Gardeners

    Japanese mountain hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata cvs., Zones 6–9) is worth a try in your garden, particularly if you feel that you have been disappointed by bigleaf hydrangeas (H. macrophylla cvs.,…

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    The Best New Hydrangeas

    It was hard to categorize this hydrangea as noteworthy for its foliage or for its flowers because it is really the combination of its black stems and pastel pink blooms…

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    Hydrangea Myths Dispelled

    Here are some common myths surrounding hydrangeas as well as the truths that will shine some light on what to do if you’re faced with these circumstances. See our picks…

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    The Smarter Hydrangea

    This species sleeps past the danger of late frost, so it always blooms on time

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    Low-Maintenance, Long-Lasting Hydrangeas

    Find out which panicle varieties are so amazing, you'll never want to plant a bigleaf type again