September 5, 2012

Propagating Hydrangeas From Cuttings

Last week, there was the most beautiful arrangement of giant clear blue mophead hydrangeas adorning the reception area of my offices in the Starrett Lehigh building in Manhattan.  Of course, seeing such magnificent blooms, I wanted to grow that particular variety of hydrangea in my garden, but I wasn’t sure of its name.  So, rather than guess and perhaps order the wrong plant, I decided to bring the stems home and have Ryan McCallister, my gardener, propagate new plants from the cuttings.  It’s an interesting and rather simple process and also very gratifying.

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