In this post I share the Climbing Hydrangea in my garden that hasn’t bloomed in years.
In My Garden
I need to find a photo of all this climbing hydrangea has been through since 2007 when we added on the sunroom. The foundation digger was super careful not to disturb the roots on this older plant. They did a great job and the climber appears to like its spot in the landscape it just hasn’t bloomed. Over the years I started adding coffee ground and eggshells to this area with hopes the organic matter would help. I have yet to get a bloom.
Let’s Chat On Social
With a little help from Twitter garden friends we may just be able to get this climber to bloom.
— volare (@miseriavolare) May 2, 2015
@BG_garden Bren, it took my climbing hydrangrea 9 years before I saw a bloom. Today it climbs a tree in my garden and is covered in blooms.
— Thomas Mickey (@ThomasMickey) May 6, 2016
At The Garden Center
I love the customer service you will get at most garden centers. Today I visited The Andersons and the gentleman was so kind to help me find two options for my Hydrangea dilemma.
Organically you could use the product below that has 9% Phosphorus. They also had a Miracle-Gro Bloom Boost which had 3x’s more phosphorus in it.
**NOTE – This is an update from later in the season and the product didn’t make the hydrangea bloom.
One very important point the garden center worker had was that you need to remember that most of the climbing hydrangeas bloom on the old wood so be sure NOT to prune the shrub until after it blooms in summer.
I’d love to hear from you … do you have a tip or idea for me before I add my phosphorus to the climbing hydrangea?