Best place to plant hydrangeas

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3 plants have been planted 3 years. NO blooms, barely growing.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Sep 11, 2015
    Hydrangeas generally are planted in partial shade.Depending on the variety some take longer to establish blooms.What color are they?
  • Catherine Smith Catherine Smith on Sep 11, 2015
    Do you have some pictures of your plants? That would help in trying to figure out how to help you.
  • Nina Nina on Sep 11, 2015
    miracle grow will make them bloom .
  • Colleen Walpert Colleen Walpert on Sep 12, 2015
    Hydrangeas are a bit particular about their soil. It should be slightly acid, loose (not compacted) and evenly moist. Janet is right, most need at least partial shade. They will benefit from some Miracid (a type of Miracle Grow) and work peat moss into the soil at the base. Are you pruning them? if so, you might be cutting the buds off. Many species set their buds in the summer and fall so if you prune off the dead looking branches in spring, you are cutting off the buds. Just wait to see what greens up and then trim out the dead stems. One last thing, hydrangeas from a florist (ie ones sent to a funeral, etc.) are frequently non hardy and will struggle.
  • Krisvo Krisvo on Sep 12, 2015
    I have several some in partial some in full sun. The firelight I believe it is took a few years to fully establish. This actually was the first year it was really looking great and think it was all the rain. So I will water a bit more when there is a lack of moisture and I do agree with the above fertilize....
  • Ann hole Ann hole on Sep 12, 2015
    Hi Hydrangeas like a lot of watering, under a dripping tap would be perfect, yes and partial sun is best.
  • Cindy A Darde Bishop Cindy A Darde Bishop on Sep 12, 2015
    My hydrangea do great here. I love them and have a zillion kids. oK, Maybe only 10 kinds. You did not say what zone you are in, but I am in zone 5. They like it acidic. Muracid is a must and definitely put some amendments in your soil to keep it more acidic. I have a hydrangea that blooms so lightly. it competes with a tree that takes its moisture and its light. What are your conditions?
  • Cheryl Lindsey Koshivas Cheryl Lindsey Koshivas on Sep 12, 2015
    First off hydrangeas like shade not too much sun. Early morning or very late afternoon. Hydrangeas like acidic soil, so feed with acid plant food or an area rich with pine trees, their needles add it naturally. Finally it can take a few years before they produce richly. Good luck
  • Liliana Wells Liliana Wells on Sep 16, 2015
    What zone are in? What species are your plants? With that information search care instructions for Hydrangeas (your specie) in zone (your zone). You should get the information for your area. I have a limelight hydrangea that I prune in the winter and blooms beautifully all summer. Good luck.
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