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If I don’t cut off the flowers from my StrawBerry Sundae Hydrangeas this fall, how do I prepare them for winter?

If I don’t cut off the flowers from my StrawBerry Sundae Hydrangeas this fall, how do I prepare them for winter?
Good question.

I have several Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea. When and how far down should I prune them?

I have several Strawberry Sundae Hydrangea. When and how far down should I prune them?
I have a great video for you!

My creme brulee potentilla is leggy. Can I cut it back before winter? Or do I have to wait until spring?

My creme brulee potentilla is leggy. Can I cut it back before winter? Or do I have to wait until spring?
I’m not a fan of heavy pruning right before winter.

Can I leave my summer cascade wisteria outside in winter? How do I care for it in the winter?

Can I leave my summer cascade wisteria outside in winter? How do I care for it in the winter?
Good questions!

I love the acer matador tree and its red color but it is way too large for my site! Can you suggest a smaller one?

I love the acer matador tree and its red color but it is way too large for my site! Can you suggest a smaller one?
Check out Standing Ovation Serviceberry.

I have two Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea bushes but they have only been "white-ish" with a pink blush coming closer to fall, then immediately to beige. How can I bring the pink out more?

I have two Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea bushes but they have only been "white-ish" with a pink blush coming closer to fall, then immediately to beige. How can I bring the pink out more?
In your area, this year’s weather cooperated!

I have a vanilla strawberry hydrangea, should I clip off old flowers this fall and how much trimming does it need, if any? Also, what zone is Ohio in?

I have a vanilla strawberry hydrangea, should I clip off old flowers this fall and how much trimming does it need, if any? Also, what zone is Ohio in?
Your Ohio garden is in zone 5.

What kind of soil is the best for an Amelaunchier alnifolia "Obelisk" to be grown?

What kind of soil is the best for an Amelaunchier alnifolia "Obelisk" to be grown?
Good news!

What is wrong with my coralberry? It barely branched out this year. It was much fuller previous years.

What is wrong with my coralberry? It barely branched out this year. It was much fuller previous years.
Several things come to mind.

I have a Campfire Rose, what do I need to do to winterize it?

I have a Campfire Rose, what do I need to do to winterize it?
Campfire Rose is quite cold hardy.

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