Most people think of starting a new hydrangea plant from a cutting, but I am talking about propagating by root or ground layering here – and it’s especially easy if it’s been done for you by mother nature.
My new yard has no hydrangeas, except for the tiny ones I planted this fall. But the duplex I rented for three years had a large, beautiful bush right outside my front window.
As I was weeding around it one spring I found a low hanging branch that had rooted itself into the dirt. I dug it up (with permission from the landlady) and replanted it near the front steps.
The following year she had another little hydrangea shrub to decorate her yard – for free! All it took was digging and watering. It’s an easy, and super cheap, way to increase the beauty of your landscape. And you’ll know exactly what you are getting!
Read the full story with photos by clicking here. And check those low lying branches this Spring – it’s coming.