Hydrangeas are one of the most loved and widely planted flowering shrubs in Canada. And although the Hydrangea genus is a large one, in my current garden, there are representatives of just two species: the smooth hydrangea (H. arborescens) and the panicle hydrangea (H. paniculata), both hardy to Zone 3. In the past I’ve grown other types in other gardens, notably big-leaved … [Read more...] about Bountiful midsummer flowers: Hardy hydrangeas
Why isn’t my hydrangea flowering?
Question from Margaret S. in Kingston, Ont. As a loyal follower from issue No. 1, I have come to look on you as my general garden encyclopaedia. However, I have a problem: This year my hitherto lovely hydrangea is quite luscious and green, but not a single flower. I have been told that it’s lacking phosphate as my composted leaves have produced too much nitrogen and depleted … [Read more...] about Why isn’t my hydrangea flowering?