When it comes to garden ideas, hydrangeas are a favorite of many — and for good reason. Hydrangeas offer large, vibrantly-colored blooms and a heavenly fragrance. They aren’t difficult to grow, but if you’re going to be successful and get the best results, there are some things you’ll want to know about hydrangea care before you get started.
1. Start on the Right Foot
If you want plenty of gorgeous blooms, choose a hydrangea variety that’s known to be cold hardy in your USDA zone. When shopping for hydrangeas, check the plant tags to see if it requires shade or sun, and make sure you have a fitting spot in mind before you buy. Early summer and fall are usually the best times to plant hydrangeas.