Some tips on planting hydrangeas

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On Thursday the sun was shining and the snow continues to disappear. With mild temperatures in the forecast people are ready to get out and do some gardening.

“Once it starts to get warm like this I just can’t wait…. we’ve got some holly bushes that are going to go in around the deck and it’s gonna be a long day but it’s gonna look great when it’s all finished,” said Will D’Angelo of Hampden.

Hydrangeas are very popular and while it may still be a little bit too cold to put them in the ground you can prune any hydrangea trees you may have.

Hydrangeas are also unique because you can change the color of the flowers.

“With the mop head styles and the lace caps yes the pH, if it’s very acidic darker blue more like what you see on Cape Cod. If you wanted to make them more on the pink side you can just add lime to your soil,” said Andy Grondalski of Sixteen Acres Garden Center in Springfield.

While you may want to hold off on planting most flowers right now, you can plant pansies because they tend to be okay in cooler weather. 

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