~ Summer Crush Hydrangea ~
One of my favorite garden moments has arrived.
After watching the buds form, watering when the temperatures were soaring and picking off yellowed leaves and dead wooden stems, I am being rewarded with beautiful hydrangeas.
Oh Happy, Happy Day!!
~ Echo Mini Penny Hydrangea ~
Yesterday it rained
After the lawn dried a bit this morning I went to check on the welfare of my beloved hydrangeas.
They responded very well to all of that rain.
Hip Hip Hooray!!
~ Little Lime Hydrangea ~
In my last garden I grew several of the Limelight variety.
I adore them, but they grow very BIG. Way too big for this garden.
In order to still enjoy limelights we recently planted two of the Little Lime variety. They are supposed to grow to a height of 3-5 feet which is much better suited to our current needs. They are just starting to form little buds so I shall try to remain patient while waiting to welcome them into the world.
~ Annabelle Hydrangea ~
The Annabelle hydrangea is getting ready to put on it's spectacular show. It never disappoints. It is a bit large for it's location, but I don't mind one single bit as it sits right outside my office window. It is such a beautiful sight to gaze at while doing my work.
We added five new hydrangeas to the garden this year.
Now nine of these beauties mingle with the existing hollies to make a pretty hedge along the side of the house.
With our hot summers, most hydrangeas prefer morning sun with a chance to cool off during the afternoon (sounds a bit like me).
They should be very content in their new home.
There are so many reasons that I love them.
One of my favorite is that it only takes a few blossoms to make a pretty bouquet. Cut, strip the leaves and plop in the vase.
My kind of flower arranging.
Do you grow hydrangeas too?