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How to Grow Azores Blue and Pink Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas can be a beautiful source of elegant flowers that can bloom for a long time if placed in the right spot. They require adequate sunlight and watering to bloom appropriately and can be grown in various climates, from temperate to tropical. In warmer southern areas, a spot where the shrub receives both full and partial morning sun is ideal for the best results. Hydrangeas can produce pink, blue, white, or lavender-colored flowers depending on the place of planting and feeding. So the general rule of thumb is that blue hydrangeas require a high-quality compost to keep it blue. They flower when they are grown in acidic soil and can be pink when they grow in alkaline soil. Fortunately, planting and caring for hydrangeas does not require much time, effort, or money, but just a little patience. Most people can grow healthy large hydrangeas and enjoy them year after year and are simple to grow. These gorgeous outdoor plants can withstand various soil conditions and weather conditions, such as hot, cold, wet, and dry. As with almost all garden endeavors, understanding the basics of planting and caring for hydrangeas is essential to ensure that they continue to be successful in your garden and save you time and money. The best way to start to grow hydrangeas is with your seeds in a small container. You do not want an enormous container at first, as it may cause the roots to rot. So, as a rule of thumb, plant your seeds in a small container first, then you can transplant them to a larger pot once a healthy stem starts to form. Hydrangeas grown in pots first and then transplanted to your garden will need regular watering to ensure they do not dry out. Hydrangeas in pots need the best feed to keep them looking good as they have limited soil and would not have much nutrient content left in the soil after a year or so. Hydrangeas are best planted in early spring, although they can also be planted in the soil in the early summer months. When you plant your flowering shrubs in summer, they need a lot of extra water to build a healthy root system. The key is to give the plant enough time to build a healthy root system before the first flowers appear. That is why it is ideal to start in the early spring. It would also be best if you planted them in places where you get partial shade for the best results. Hydrangeas are best planted in the early morning or the late afternoon. They can be grown by planting them in well-drained soil with a lot of organic matter, and they will continue to thrive for many years to come, even in cold weather.