Thursday, June 14, 2012

Multi Colored Hydrangeas

Multi Colored Hydrangeas


I often get asked how I get my multi colored hydrangeas and the answer is so simple! I use tea bags. The tannic acid in tea bags changes the soils pH. Place 3-4 tea bags randomly around the base of the plant.  The tea bags last all year, so I only add new bags once a year in the spring. What do you do for hydrangeas? Please Share!

3 comments:

  1. That is really neat! Didn't know you could do that! Do you have any tips or tricks for rhododendrons? I am thinking about putting one in the front of our house, but they never do well for me....thanks!

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  2. pennies also change the soil PH and it will change them all kinds of colors

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  3. I was telling a friend about your penny comment and they said they heard the same thing with using nails, I planted a new hydrangea this spring and will be trying your penny trick next spring, thanks for sharing !

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