Caring for Big Leaf Hydrangeas After a Cold Winter

(WHNT) – George Bennett with Bennett Nursery is here to share with you care tips for Hydrangeas, specifically, Big Leaf Hydrangeas.

These plants may be missing blooms in your garden this year, and Bennett says that’s because of the very cold winter we had in north Alabama.

The blooms are in the stems of the plant in the fall, and have to ‘winter over’ in order to bloom in the spring.  The buds were caught by the very cold temperatures.

If you have some dead-looking stems, cut them back to where the green wood shows.  They’ll come back, especially if you have plenty of other green on the plant.