Every day my hydrangea bushes are having more color and more blooms forming.
I like the variety with some of the blooms changed all the way to blue and some still mixed with immature blooms.
I started with one hydrangea, pictured below, which got to be very large.
About five years ago, I noticed that part of the hydrangea was like a separate plant. I investigated and was able to dig up the part that was to one side and crowding the entrance to my back garden. I planted that in the back garden and it's now a large plant of it's own. That's the baby below. It quickly catching up in size to its parent.
The parent plant has put out another baby in the place where I divided it. If I ever get the energy, I'll dig up that new section and start another new bush.
I love to be able to get new plants by dividing old ones. A lot of my garden has been expanded that way.
I never realized that you could divide hydrangea bushes but after my success with that one I read about how you can dig up the original bush and divide the root ball. That never would have worked with mine. The parent bush was much too large to dig up, at least in terms of my digging ability. What I've discovered is if the bush has room, it can spread out with new parts having some of their own roots. If you dig up the part with it's own roots and cut away the ones attaching it to the parent, you have a new plant with little disturbance to the large parent plant.
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