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How To Grow Hydrangeas

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If you’re looking for a hardy shrub that produces large, showy flowers, then hydrangeas may be the right flowering shrub for your landscape. Large round flower globes formed by multitudes of tiny blooms will cover the shrub in spring and summer. Bloom's colors are blue, pink, white, and a combination of colors. Soil content plays a huge role in bloom color, and it is changeable. These pretty flowers have also a plethora of meanings and symbolism according to their color, so choose wisely! Photo by Nusa Urbancek Growing Location Select a location that is partial shade and where the shrub will be shaded from the intense heat of the afternoon summer sun. A location that receives the morning sun and no more than 6-hours...

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Hydrangeas Meaning and Symbolism

Hydrangea meaning and Symbolism

Hydrangeas are beautiful flowers initially discovered in Japan. Translated into English, the meaning of the Hydrangea roughly translates to "water barrel" as a nod to the flower's large, cup-like shape and its need for plenty of water. Its undeniable beauty makes Hydrangea a lovely addition to any bouquet or garden. Hydrangea's name comes from the Greek word hydros (meaning "water") and Gana (meaning "vein"). It has been used in traditional medicine since ancient times. In fact, it was one of the first plants ever cultivated by humans in their backyard gardens. Hydrangeas Meaning and Symbolism depend on the color of the pom-pom style blooms. In Nature, Hydrangeas exist in a variety of colors, including white, pink, red, purple, yellow, orange, and even...

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