Success With Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide

Success With Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide

by Lorraine Ballato

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Overview

This is THE hydrangea book for anyone who grows this magnificent plant. It gives tips for knowledgeable and novice gardeners alike on how to grow this favorite garden shrub. Each of the thirteen chapters covers the whys and wherefores in easy-to-understand language with nearly 150 photos and illustrations.

Success with Hydrangeas is packed with valuable information including:


  • When and how to prune
  • When to transplant
  • How to propagate
  • When and how to fertilize
  • How to deal with pests and diseases
  • Where to plant and how to integrate the different types of hydrangeas into your garden
  • Hydrangea flower color
  • And so much more!


The reviews say it all. Just follow the recommendations in this book and you, too, can have a blooming hydrangea!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982039427
Publisher: Lorraine Ballato
Publication date: 11/29/2017
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 173,202
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Lorraine Ballato is a highly regarded Connecticut horticulturist, garden writer, and speaker. In her packed lectures she covers a broad array of topics, from container gardening to roses to organic gardening to growing vegetables, as well as her beloved hydrangeas. Her previous book is Successful Self Watering Containers: Converting Your Container to a Self Waterer.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: GETTING TO KNOW HYDRANGEAS

Chapter 1: Five Common Hydrangea Species and Their Unique Needs

Hydrangea macrophylla and H. serrata: Mopheads and Lacecaps

Hydrangea quercifolia: Oakleaf

Hydrangea petiolaris: Climbing

Hydrangea arborescens: Smooth, Woodland

Hydrangea paniculata: Panicle, Pee Gee

PART TWO: GIVING HYDRANGEAS THE BEST CARE

Chapter 2: Fertilizing Your Hydrangeas: Finding the Right Balance

Chapter 3: Watering Your Hydrangeas: Find the Right Balance

Chapter 4: Transplanting: When and How You Should Move Your Plants

Chapter 5: Mulching: More Than Moisture Conservation

PART THREE: TROUBLESHOOTING HYDRANGEA PROBLEMS

Chapter 6: Hydrangea Diseases: What They Are and What To Do

Chapter 7: Hydrangea Insects: What They Are and What To Do

Chapter 8: Varmints: Protecting Your Hydrangeas From Wildlife

PART FOUR: HYDRANGEAS IN THE LANDSCAPE

Chapter 9: Propagation: Making More Hydrangeas

Chapter 10: Hydrangea Toxicity: Beauty and the Deadly Beast

Chapter 11: Hydrangea Hardiness: A Tricky Business

Chapter 12: Hydrangeas for Warm States

Chapter 13: Garden Uses for Hydrangeas

Glossary

Index

References

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