6 Easy Steps to Propagate Hydrangeas
I used to hate hydrangeas. And roses. But, let’s stick with hydrangeas for now because I hated them for the same reason. My mother had so many that I became immune to their beauty. They shared equal billing with kudzu and weeds, something else that we had a lot of. Like many kids, I hadn’t yet developed an appreciation for all that they were. Luckily, I grew out of my aversion to them and now welcome them gladly into my life and more specifically, my garden.
I have almost every variety too! From lacecaps, mopheads, oakleaf to peegees, most are somewhere in my garden. Whenever I troll the local garden centers, I am mysteriously led to the aisle where these lovelies can be found. As you can imagine over time, it gets expensive. So, I decided to ask my friend, Sharon, how she manages to have so many in her garden without going broke.
She gave me a really simple explanation on how to propagate hydrangeas so that they keep giving back. I had my doubts because while I love to garden, I’ve pretty much stuck with digging a hole and planting a bulb or perennial in said hole. My garden limitations were propagation and planting seeds. I had managed to maneuver my way around not having to know how to do either until I decided, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained!”.READ MORE