We planted a few Blushing Bride Hydrangea the first year we moved here and I love them! They have grown big and lush in front of the house. Since planting them, I have sprouted a few new plants by layering and have since filled the hydrangea bed without buying additional plants.
In anticipation of this year, I prepared for another new plant last August. I just bent a branch down and put a brick over it. I did this in the back so you can't see the layering process. See that hole in the above picture on the far left. Yep, need to fill that in. I checked today and the new plant looks rooted and ready to move!
The branch has already started to bud around the brick.
I lift the brick off and voila! You can see that the branch has rooted.
But surprise, I have two different plants rooting. I usually only get 1.
I snip the branch off of its mother....
.....separate them and then gently dig up the twins and move them to where they are needed.