To propagate hydrangeas by a process know as ground layering:

  • Cut a notch in one of the branches of the main plant or scrape a little bark off the underside.
  • Take the same branch, bend it over, and bury it in the ground. Make sure at least one leaf node will be underground.
  • Use a brick to hold the branch down and retain moisture.
  • When the branch forms its own roots, cut it loose and pot it like a cutting.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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