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California Gardener's June Checklist

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Bill Marken added this to California Gardener's June Checklist
Update your hydrangeas. There's nothing wrong with the old-fashioned hydrangeas celebrated by Martha Stewart and generations of gardeners, but the newer varieties that have flooded nurseries in the past decade are something else, especially for California gardens. The newer remontant (repeat-bloom) types have overachiever names involving words like "invincible," "endless" and "forever." They don't disappoint. They bloom for half the year, and the flowers are pretty at all stages: green, half open, fully open, drying. Cut blooms at any stage for indoor bouquets. One shrub will supply you with more than enough cut flowers. Or plant several shrubs in various shades of pink, blue and white. Botanical name: Hydrangea macrophylla, repeat-blooming varieties such as 'Summer Beauty', 'Endless Summer' (shown here), 'Blushing Bride' and others.USDA zones: 5 to 9 (find your zone)Water requirement: Moderate and more, especially in hot climatesLight requirement: Partial shade; full sun near the coastMature size: 4 to 6 feet tall and more, and equally wideGrowing tips: Repeat bloomers need different pruning than traditional hydrangeas. During the growing season, cut off faded flowers and pinch the tips for bushier growth. Near the end of the winter dormant season, cut out dead wood and prune back to control the shape and size of the plant. (In cold climates hydrangeas die back to the ground each winter.) To change the flower color from pink to blue, apply aluminum sulfate to the soil (to affect the pH) before bloom time.

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jobasca added this to Jobasca Garden Notes
June 1, 2014
but the newer varieties that have flooded nurseries in the past decade are something else, especially for California gardens. The newer remontant (repeat-bloom) types have overachiever names involving words like "invincible," "endless" and "forever." They don't disappoint. They bloom for half the year, and the flowers are pretty at all stages: green, half open, fully open, drying. Cut blooms at any stage for indoor bouquets. One shrub will supply you with more than enough cut flowers. Or plant several shrubs in various shades of pink, blue and white. Botanical name: Hydrangea macrophylla, repeat-blooming varieties such as 'Summer Beauty', 'Endless Summer' (shown here), 'Blushing Bride' and others. USDA zones: 5 to 9 (find your zone) Water requirement: Moderate and more, especially in hot climates Light requirement: Partial shade; full sun near the
artemis512 added this to artemis512's Ideas
May 29, 2014
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romanrose added this to romanrose's ideas
April 3, 2014
Shown here is a granite fountain from Stone Forest, operating with a small circulating pump. It offers enough water to attract hummingbirds and hand-dipping grandchildren.
mullermartin added this to mullermartin's ideas
July 12, 2013
hydrangeas summerbeauty repeat blooming varieties
yaya11142 added this to yaya11142's ideas
June 26, 2013
Great color blend - pink in green
Karen Stern added this to karen_stern's ideas
June 6, 2013
Must have a hydrangea!
babras6 added this to yard
June 5, 2013
luv the repeat blooms
cncampbell added this to gardening
June 4, 2013
Hydrangeas - varieties that bloom for 6 mos
chdefrahan added this to gardening
June 2, 2013
love the colours!
barbaradocent added this to barbaradocent's Ideas
May 31, 2013
Good ideas for. Garden
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