My favourite flowers are the hydrangeas so when they go on special are the local grocers, garage sales and nurseries I grab a couple. This year, my little front garden boasts 16 hydrangea bushes, all different sizes… mostly pinks and whites varieties.
I intend to stop for a bit since I’ve run into a problem. They are very very very healthy plants but they are only producing giant sized leaves! No blooms. One bloom per large bush is pathetic, I’m sure you’ll agree.
I’ve heard that the less nurture (other than water) you give them, the better for blooming. But to no avail. So I went a hunting and found this link via Pinterest>.
So I went to get my husband’s knock box, full of coffee pucks from his Expobar endeavours.
Fingers crossed, I hope this works! What have you found works for your hydrangea blooming?
Pay close attention to the type of plant you have. If it is a variety that only blooms on old wood, don’t prune harshly. If it is a variety that blooms on new growth, you do not need to be quite so careful.