Those with hydrangea plants in their yards may be puzzled by the fact that the plant blooms during some winters but stays dormant during others. However, knowing the proper techniques to care for your plant can make the difference between having an on or off season.
A hydrangea that produces pink or blue flowers is not normally meant to flower in the winter, but occasionally will based on buds produced during the previous season. If this is the case, the flowers may not bloom if the buds are prematurely removed by pruning or because of the cold. The blooms could also be eaten by deer, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports.
The news source recommends pruning the plants as soon as they finish blooming to protect the flower buds developing for next year.
If maintaining an outdoor garden in the winter is not your cup of tea, buying fresh flowers to arrange in bouquets around your home can be an effortless way to bring floral cheer to your winter. Popular winter blooms include amaryllis, carnations, chrysanthemums, cyclamen, pansies, roses and stars of Bethlehem, according to TheFlowerExpert.com.
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