I have been dreaming of a hydrangea hedge around the east side of the house for a long time.
When we moved the 3 bushes in 2012 to make room for the renovation I always had the intention to put them back (which we did) and abundantly grow Nikko blue hydrangeas along the east side of the house.
Now seems the perfect time to clip some stems and transplant them. I gave Charlie a hint about this a couple of weeks ago but Charlie only deals in edibles so I decided to try it myself.
Using the instructions here I purchased some vermiculite and rooting hormone.
I cut 6-inch stems from our 3 healthy plants and stripped the bottom leaves.
I dipped the stems in rooting hormone and plugged them into damp vermiculite.
I trimmed the remaining leaves to about half their size so the plant can put its energy into rooting and not keeping large leaves alive.
I covered the entire pot with clear plastic and put it in the by the foundation near the hydrangea bushes.
I’m hoping to transplant them either this fall or next spring.
Do you propagate plants?