What if I said you could change your everyday-pink hydrangeas into moody blue ones–not overnight, of course, but with barely any more effort than you expended back in fourth grade on your science fair project?
Hydrangeas change color (except for the white ones) based on the pH level of your soil.
The more alkaline the soil, the pinker the flowers.
To make pink hydrangeas turn blue or to keep your blue ones from turning pink, increase the acidity of your soil.
All varieties of Hydrangea will look good in a container or in the garden.
These have large flowers round the edge (to attract the insects) and tiny sterile flowers inside. Whichever form of Hydrangea macrophylla you grow, they prefer a cool root run in fertile soil.
Pruning Hydrangea macrophylla is easy, just cut the stems down to the emerging buds in late spring. Give your hydrangeas water in dry springs and find them a warm position.
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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
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Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.