My most favorite flower in the whole world is the hydrangea. When Bill and I first moved into our place I planted one out front immediately. It ended up being this gorgeous full plant that was the most vibrant purple color I had ever seen in a hydrangea. Through the years the plant has gotten bigger and bigger, but last year I really noticed that it was starting to look sparse. This year, it's even worse! There were only a couple flowers on it and most of them were very small. It's also lost it's gorgeous color and is just a mild purple now. Although it has grown in height, it's not a dense looking plant, but rather kind of branchy (is that even a word?) Does anyone know how to fix this? I cut it each year, but maybe I'm cutting it incorrectly? I followed a guide online and always make sure to just cut to the new buds, but it seems that this isn't working. What will happen if I cut it all the way? Will it kill it or make it come back bigger and better? Can someone out there answer my questions? Hello? Bueller?