Wednesday, March 11, 2009

How to Prune Hydrangeas and Roses

As a clarification to yesterday's post on pruning shrubs, you only want to cut back the hydrangeas that grow on new wood. If you cut back the hydrangeas that grow on old wood, you'll be cutting off this year's flowers.
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For information on pruning hydrangeas that grow on old wood, check out this post:
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For those of you who asked about pruning roses, check out these posts:
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3 comments:

GardenJoy4Me said...

Thank you for leaving links to this information girl !
I am still wondering about Ballerina for one of my climbing roses picks .. against Zephrine Drouhan (sorry spelling is off this morning) I think you know which one that is though .. do you favor one over the other ? .. I love the B.rose header picture you have and it keeps tugging at me ? LOL

heirloomgardener said...

GardenJoy4Me,

I would choose Ballerina hands down. It is more vigorous, can be planted in more locations, blooms for a longer period, is more forgiving in terms of care (or lack thereof), and overall, is healthier.

-Heirloom Gardener

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