Hydrangea – Transferring to Outdoors

Q: I have a potted hydrangea which has outgrown the pot. What is the best way to put it in the ground?

A: Fall is a great time to plant hydrangeas in the landscape. Remove the plant from the pot and unwind the roots as best you can. There is no harm in clipping some if they are badly tangled. A spot that enjoys morning sunshine and afternoon shade in summer is best for these Southern shrubs. If your hydrangea came from a florist it may not bloom as regularly as those varieties more adapted to outdoors but it will make an attractive shrub all the same.