hydrangea

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  1. SueD

    SueD New Seed

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    Was led to this group by looking online about hydrangea plants.

    Read in the postings the color can be changed by making soil more acidic if you want blue.

    Wondering if Miracle Gro's Miracid would help in changing the color from pink to blue or if it would harm the plant.
     
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  3. glendann

    glendann Official Garden Angel

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    Wecome to Garden Stew .We have lots of fun and learn so much. I don't know the answer to your question but someone on here will .Eileen or Dooley,Pianolady for sure .Lots on here can help .Me I have never had one.
     
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    dooley Super Garden Turtle

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    I don't have hydrangea's but I don't think it would hurt them. Try a weak solution first and see how it goes. Or if you have more than one do one first. There was a post on hydrangeas here that explained it. Maybe I can find it. Dooley
     
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    flowie Seedling

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    SueD..
    I have 3 hydrangias in my yard and when they start showing signs of getting buds i feed them the miricle grow specifically for acid loving plants (blue box) they must love it big time cause the blue i get is amazing. ill post a pic. ill feed about every two weeks to get the color.
     
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    SueD New Seed

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    Thank you Flowie, I have that as well as the miracle-gro specific for Hydraneas & rhododendrums, which I've been using, but I will start using the acid one on your recommendation, as I'd prefer the blue flowers :)
     
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    flowie Seedling

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    heres that pic i told you about... VERY blue.... i love the blue as well. :D

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    SueD New Seed

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    BEAUTIFUL
     
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    Polly Thumb Gardener

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    Flowie I love the blue - I have never planted hydrangea. Are they shade or sun?
     
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    Beautiful blue .
     
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    flowie Seedling

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    THANKS!
    They really do well in both.. but mine are basically full sun. :-D
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    I'd have to class myself as more of a blue hydrangea fan myself alright. Great pic Flowie, it looks very healthy.
     
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    flowie Seedling

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    yea i first planted it 2 years ago and it was a little nothing. (actually there are 2 plants there but they have merged into one) all i do is feed them the miracle grow. i dont cut back or prune and they look like this now. last year they were half this size. if i could id have them all over my backyard. :D
     

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