Close-up Hydrangea macrophylla
Often we find hydrangeas for sale that already have flowers, but normally they begin to flower in June once established in our gardens. So relax in the second year when the leaves are small and there are no flowers to be seen in April or May. Plus it is possible that it will change colors from blue to pink or the reverse depending upon the ph of your soil.
H. macrophylla is a very beautiful shrub with opposite leaves and small single flowers but they grow in groups to form beautiful bouquets. Each year hydrangea grows larger. It is very important to remember that H. macrophylla forms its flowers in the year before blooming so only cut the flowers that are withering. When you have one on the balcony you must put it in a semi-shaded area. This plant is recommended for a balcony with a northern direction. Finally in the fall put protection on top of the soil – bark or coir and if the balcony is covered do not forget to periodically give it water.
Photo to the right is the species Hydrangea macrophylla. Be happy – plant a garden!