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How Do You Propagate Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are vibrant, show-stopping shrubs that can bring a splash of color to any garden. With proper care and attention, they can grow lush and bloom abundantly. 

Start by planting your hydrangea in well-draining soil in an area where it will receive partial sun. To ensure plenty of moisture and nutrients, add some organic matter like compost or manure before planting. Mulch is essential to help maintain soil temperature and moisture levels, too.

To encourage strong growth, water deeply and regularly from spring to mid-summer on a weekly basis. Every few weeks feed with an acidic fertilizer formulated for plants such as hydrangeas once new growth appears. Once the buds have set in late summer and fall, stop fertilizing altogether.

Taking good care of your soil is key to healthy flower growth – avoid pruning until after flowering has finished, or you risk losing those blooms! If you notice any dead or diseased branches at any time during the year, remove them immediately. 

Additionally, try not to disturb roots by digging around the plant; instead, use a hand trowel to gently dig up weeds nearby without disturbing the root structure of your hydrangea shrub. With these simple steps, your hydrangea could be thriving yet another season!

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