We live in Damascus Maryland and have two hydrangeas in our backyard (they...

Asked November 20, 2014, 2:47 PM EST

We live in Damascus Maryland and have two hydrangeas in our backyard (they didn't perform well in 2014) When should I prune them (fall vs. spring) and could you provide any details regarding the pruning process to obtain beautiful flowers in the spring/summer? Thank you.

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http://extension.umd.edu/learn/quick-guide-pruning-hydrangeas-hg106 First you need to determine which kind of hydrangea you have and from that you can decide how to prune it. The link discusses the types of hydrangea and how to prune each kind. Because last winter was a tough one with lots of fluctuations between cold and warmer weather, hydrangeas in general did not do well this past year. vw