There are certain questions that bind us together as gardeners and "Why doesn't my hydrangea bloom?" is in the top 5. Generally when hydrangea fail to bloom it either has something to do with when the plant was pruned or whether the type of hydrangea is suited to your area. Luckily there a more and more new hydrangeas being introduced that almost continually set flowers, no matter what. But if you have an old-fashioned hydrangea in your yard that's causing you frustration, don't give up. The first thing to do is to identify what type of hydrangea it is. Then check to see when, or if, you should be pruning it. Hopefully you'll be seeing flowers again within a couple of years.
- What Type of Hydrangea are You Growing?
- When to Prune Your Hydrangea, So It Will Bloom.
- Changing the Color of Your Hydrangea
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