Well, the planting season has begun in my landscaping job, and with that always comes the orphans. I adopt frequently during this time. This week we had to remove 3 Oakleaf Hydrangeas to make room for other plants. I hate it when we have to do it. The plants were fine... so of course, I looked them over carefully and chose the one I liked best as far as shape and size. It was carefully dug out, placed in a nursery pot with soil and mulch, watered and set in the shade. It had to wait about 36 hours (but who's counting?) Today, I snuck home at lunch and planted it. You can see by the photo that it is drooping. I think it is better if these are transplanted in their dormancy, but that didn't happen. My question is: does anybody have any experience moving one of these? Do you think it will snap out of it? I had to prune off a couple branches that were damaged, but should I prune it more? ( photo / image / picture from Kay's Garden ) I guess it won't break my heart if it doesn't make it, but it's fun to give it a try.