washingtonpost.com
Gardening Tip of the Week: Wait till spring to trim hydrangeas

Thursday, March 4, 2010; PG12

Resist the urge to cut back hydrangeas, which will flower on stems that have survived the winter. Wait until spring growth is evident and after the last frost before trimming out any dead wood. With old hydrangeas that are congested, entirely remove up to a third of canes soon after flowering in June.

-- Adrian Higgins

Higgins's gardening column will return next week. Follow @posthiggins on Twitter for updates.

Post a Comment


Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions. You are fully responsible for the content that you post.

© 2010 The Washington Post Company