A tale of three Hydrangeas--winter damage

All of the hydrangeas leafed out a little late, but some survived the rough winter better than others.

The limelight hydrangea shrugged off winter like a champ. In fact, I probably should have pruned it because it is a little out of control. Note it also likes sun better than other hydrangeas.

The limelight hydrangea shrugged off winter like a champ. In fact, I probably should have pruned it because it is a little out of control. Note it also likes sun better than other hydrangeas.

This mini penny hydrangea is always small, but this is about half the size it should be. I chopped off all the old wood, which looked like what you see on the one behind it (at right).

This mini penny hydrangea is always small, but this is about half the size it should be. I chopped off all the old wood, which looked like what you see on the one behind it (at right).

This specimen--a lace cap variety--suffered the most. If I don't see more new growth in the next week, I am afraid I will have to cut back all of the old wood and start fresh. It has never bloomed prolifically, so maybe this will help.

This specimen--a lace cap variety--suffered the most. If I don't see more new growth in the next week, I am afraid I will have to cut back all of the old wood and start fresh. It has never bloomed prolifically, so maybe this will help.