When looking for a tough, versatile native shrub for Northeast Florida, it's hard to beat the Oakleaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia). Growing in full sun or shade, this shrub is fairly drought tolerant but prefers a rich, moist soil. With ... READ MORE
Q: I want to be sure my pink hydrangeas stay pink and my blue hydrangeas stay blue. I have been adding lime to make the flowers pink and aluminum sulfate to turn them blue. What I want to know is - what time of year is best to amend the soil?
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Q: This year, we noticed that one of the hydrangeas was not fully blooming, and then my hubby noticed mites/aphids underneath the leaves. Some of the leaves at the very ends look almost burnt or fried and the hydrangea looks so unhealthy. We ... READ MORE
A: Your plant is showing signs of Cercospora leaf spot which is a disease caused by the fungus Cercospora hydrangeae. The spots will start out as small circular purple dots which later will turn tan or grey. Small spores will be in the center ... READ MORE
Oakleaf Hydrangeas (Hydrangea quercifolia) make a beautiful choice for the home landscape. They present great interest in all seasons of the year. Not only do they produce beautiful blooms in summer, but the plant also provides great fall ... READ MORE