How to Plant Hydrangeas in Vases – If you like hydrangeas but do not have space available in the garden, you can enjoy nice shrubs and colorful flowers on your patio, deck or porch, as several species of hydrangeas will grow in pots. When planted in containers they require only a little more effort than those planted in the soil, but their flowers will also look beautiful.
How to Plant Hydrangeas in Vases
- Buy a hydrangea in a local nursery or greenhouse. Choose a small variety that is suitable for planting in a container. Experienced nursery or greenhouse professionals will be able to advise you on hydrangeas that grow well in pots and which ones are best suited for the climate in your area.
- Choose a large, strong vase or another container for the hydrangea. This vase should have a drainage hole and be at least 5 to 10 cm in height and width than the original container purchased in a nursery.
- Put several inches of potting soil on the bottom of the pot. Incorporate in the soil a granular fertilizer for hydrangeas. Read the label to know how much product to apply.
- Remove the hydrangea from the vase you purchased in the nursery and place it in the center of the new container. It should be planted to the same depth as it was in the original pot, so add more potting soil to the bottom if needed.
- Just fill the container with potting soil, adding it gradually. When this soil is about 7.5 cm from the top of the pot, spread 5 cm of bark sawdust onto the soil. This sawdust will make the vessel pleasant, as it will prevent the earth from drying out.
- Irrigate the hydrangea. The potting soil should be continuously moist, but not soaked. The containers dry quickly, so the soil should be checked every day.
- Place the hydrangea in a place exposed to sunlight in the morning, but protected from the sun during the afternoon. Afternoon shade is particularly important in hot climates. Place the hydrangea in a place protected from the intense wind.
- Feed the hydrangea by applying a liquid fertilizer formulated for plants that bloom every three or four weeks during the growing season. Stop fertilizing in the early fall, as new growth will be more susceptible to cold.
- Transfer the hydrangea to an unheated shelter or garage during the winter as the plants placed in containers are more exposed to the cold weather. During winter, keep the potting soil moistened and in the spring transfer the hydrangea back to the outside.
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