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How to Change Hydrangea Color

The secret to changing the hue of these popular blooms.

Hydrangeas are wonderful performers in the garden. Even better, they are the mood ring of plants, apt to change color depending upon soil conditions. Here we’ll tell you how to change the color of the flowers, if you want a different palette in your garden.

How to Change Hydrangea Color:

Unlike most flowers, lacecap and mophead hydrangeas (H. macrophyllas) can change colors. Eighteenth-century gardeners were the first to notice this, and experimented by burying rusty nails, pouring tea or even chanting spells around their plants.

But it’s the pH of the soil that determines flower color—specifically, whether or not the hydrangeas are taking up aluminum from the soil. If the flowers are pink, the plant is getting aluminum. If they’re blue, it isn’t. You can control the color by altering the pH.

Start by using a purchased soil test kit to find your pH. You can also send a soil sample to many county extension services for testing; Check with your local office to see if they offer this service.

Generally speaking, acidic soil, with a pH lower than 6.0, yields blue or lavender-blue hydrangea blooms. Alkaline soil, with a pH above 7.0, promotes pinks and reds. With a pH between 6 and 7, the blooms turn purple or bluish-pink.

To lower your pH, add garden sulfur or aluminum sulfate to your soil. To raise the pH, use ground lime. Follow the directions on the product you use, and retest your soil to make sure the pH is in the range you want.

You may have to reapply the garden sulfur or lime several times, and it may take several months for a change to occur. Don’t be disappointed if the color stays the same. Some selections resist changing, and white hydrangeas tend to remain white.
And don’t be surprised if the hydrangea you bought in a foil-wrapped pot changes color when you plant it outside. Remember: the pH of the soil determines the bloom color.

If you would like for information about setting up a garden, landscaping or other projects around your yard please contact Prunin Arboriculture and Landscapes. Website: http://www.Prunin.com Email: Info@Prunin.com Telephone: 714-236-9887

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2014 Best of Cerritos Awarded to Prunin Arboriculture and Landscapes

Prunin Arboriculture and Landscapes, Inc. received the, 2014 Best of Cerritos Award!

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Cerritos Award Program Honors the Achievement of Prunin Arboriculture and Landscapes, Inc. for their outstanding work in our community and Shrub Services!

 

CERRITOS June 11, 2014 — Prunin Arboriculture and Landscapes, Inc. has been selected for the 2014 Best of Cerritos Award in the Shrub Services category by the Cerritos Award Program.

Each year, the Cerritos Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing, service and success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Cerritos area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Cerritos Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Cerritos Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Cerritos Award Program

The Cerritos Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Cerritos area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Cerritos Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

 


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2014 Best of Mission Viejo Awarded to Prunin Arboriculture and Landscapes

Prunin Arboriculture & Landscapes received the, ‘2014 Best of Mission Viejo Award’!

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Mission Viejo Award Program honors the achievement of Prunin Arboriculture & Landscapes.

MISSION VIEJO June 6, 2014 — Prunin Arboriculture & Landscapes has been selected for the 2014 Best of Mission Viejo Award in the Tree Service category by the Mission Viejo Award Program.

Each year, the Mission Viejo Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing, service and success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Mission Viejo area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Mission Viejo Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Mission Viejo Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Mission Viejo Award Program

The Mission Viejo Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Mission Viejo area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Mission Viejo Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

 

 

 


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Reinvent Your Home This Spring

April showers bring May flowers, and since May is finally here, it’s time to prune those gardens and get landscaping.

Whether you are looking to redesigning the entire yard, accentuating some features, plant some trees, covering up some cosmetic issues in your landscaping or want a well-manicured flower bed – Prunin Arboriculture and Landscape can help.

Landscaping is a great way to add value to your home, whether you’re just moving in or you’ve lived at your home for years. It’s sometimes just the simple, basic things, well-manicured flower beds, a nicely done lawn. Adding trees to your property can really give you a nice return on investment too.

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An easy way to step into reinventing your outdoor living area this spring can be to do it in phases. Maybe add the outdoor kitchen one year and the fire pit the next. When it comes to caring for your plants, landscaping experts at Prunin Arboriculture and Landscape can assist you with your needs. 

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For quick outdoor facelifts without breaking the bank, you can do a wonders with just updating or adding color to your planter beds.

“Install mulch in the beds, and that’ll insulate the soil and hold in water,” Biehl says. “That’ll also cut down on the amount of weeds. Another great thing in the springtime is to install flowers.”

Investments in landscaping can add up to 14% to the value of your home.

For more information on ‘Reinventing Your Home’, call Prunin Arboriculture and Landscape at 714-236-9887 or visit our website:  www.Prunin.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Perfect Floral Centerpieces for Spring

Floral centerpieces: so beautiful but such a pain, right?

 

Well, not necessarily.

 

Turns out that it’s the perfect season to experiment with flowers: “Right now, you can get what are usually considered ‘luxury flowers’ like peonies and ranunculus just about anywhere.” Here, Prunin’s blooming good ideas for three occasions:

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 ① Casual dinner party The elements: Ranunculus, hyacinth, kumquats in an antique tin Tip: “Use elements from your kitchen to bring everything together, like the kumquats in this arrangement. I love the ginger tin; a different vessel can really elevate the look of the flowers.”

 

② Hostess gift The elements: Peonies (or ranunculus and jasmine, pictured) in a green fleur-de-lis glass Tip: “Party hosts often have too much to do to have time to cut flowers. Give them flowers in a pretty vessel that could be a keepsake. Also, a trick is to let one variety of flowers speak for itself.”

 

③ Brunch The elements: Ranunculus, clematis, thlaspi ferns in a small, clear apothecary vase Tip: “A mini vase is great for brunch, because there are so many dishes on the table. Keep the flowers low and simple.” 

Don’t be afraid to experiment with the fantastic flowers that are in season, you will be pleasantly surprised by a fresh new look.

Enjoy the treasures from you garden.  If you would like more information on gardens, landscaping or maintenance please contact Prunin Arboriculture and Landscape at 714-236-9887 or via email:  Info@Prunin.com.

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Get Social with Prunin!

Take a moment to visit, Prunin Arboriculture and Landscape, on Facebook and Pinterest for great tips on landscaping, softscapes, fountains, tree trimming, outdoor living spaces and more!   While there, take a moment to “Like” Prunin Arboriculture and Landscape on Facebook and follow us on Pinterest!

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For more information on Prunin Arboriculture and Landscape please visit our website at http://www.Prunin.com.

 


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Memorable Dahlias

Gardeners who love color will surely swoon for the stunning dahlias that you will find in season now.  There is a long line of gallery dahlias named for art world figures.

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The ‘Gallery Rembrandt’ dahlia in bright pink with yellow center has a compact size that makes them perfect for pops of color in your yard or containers. Place some in a container to brighten up your front entry, patio or outdoor living area. 

Prunin  Arboriculture and Landscape can help you bring the perfect pops of color to your property.  Prunin can assist you with your planter beds, landscaping needs, and more.  Visit our website for a full list of our services at  http://www.Prunin.com.