Asked on May 9, 2012
Transplanted hydrangeas in April. Will they live?
So...Back in April I bought and transplanted seven hydrangea bushes (sticks) from a backyard gardener who lives not too far from me. She did a good job of digging up the roots and keeping the native soil around the roots. The bushes already had leaves on the sticks when we did the transplant. Since planting them in my yard (tilled and amended the soil with gardening soil and mushroom compost) all the leaves have dried up and fallen off and I have seven, tall, gangly, bare sticks in my yard. They look pretty dead to me. Is there a possibility that they could make a come back? I shouldn't do any trimming right now, right? I'll try to post pictures later.