Hydrangea Bush

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I have a beautiful Hydrangea (sp?) bush at our "new" home. It needs to be transplanted. What is the best way and when is the best time of year to do this?

-- Jo (mamamia2kids@msn.com), October 31, 2001


While a lot of peole say you can move plants in the fall, it just doesn't seem to work for me. In the early spring the ground is wetter, and the rains seem to help a lot of you aren't great at watering. I have several hydrangeas, if they touch the ground they will root and start a new plant, which can then be transplanted too. Cheap way to get a new one. They don't seem to be fussy, just dig out around the roots and dig down deep enough to get the big roots. I have moved them several times and they do great.

-- Melissa (cmnorris@1st.net), October 31, 2001.

In the new home we moved to they had them everywhere. I don't care for them for some reason and uprooted and moved them to the trash bin. Guess what! That's right. I have Hydrangea's every where. So don't worry about babying them. I can't kill them!!!!!!

-- Micheale from SE Kansas (mbfrye@totelcsi.net), October 31, 2001.

I just love how they look dried. The color fades and they look antiquey. I had a bouquet of them tied with a ribbon and sprayed with hairspray for at least four years hanging on my kitchen wall.

Can't get much more frugal decorating than that (esp since I scarfed them from a bush that was overhanging the street too much at my church)!

-- Ann Markson (tngreenacres@hotmail.com), November 05, 2001.

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