First off, let me apologize for it being so long since my last posting. I have been trying to post three times a week, but last week got rather hectic.
I have been thinking very hard about what I wanted to post. I was walking around my yard yesterday and realized most of my Hydrangeas are about to bloom. So, out came the camera (of course). None of my Hydrangeas have opened up completely, so that is why this is part 1. When they get fully opened, I’ll post part 2, that will be full of pictures of their beauty.
I actually have several different Hydrangeas in my yard, as they are one of my favorite flowers. I have two of the regular bigleaf varieties with the mophead flowers. One blooms lavendar and the other was still pink last year. We shall see if it stays that way or not. I have not added any lime to the soil to raise the ph, so it may not stay pink. These bloom once a year, in the spring.
I also have a bigleaf variety with lacecap flowers. This one is called ‘Lady in Red’. It has beautiful blue flowers, but the name comes from the red stems on the new growth. This one will bloom just about all summer.
I have several oakleaf Hydrangeas too. Their flowers grow in a cone shape and are white. They also only bloom once a year in the spring, but can really brighten up a shady area.
I have several panicle Hydrangeas that I have rooted from a very large bush I had. Last year I had to move the large bush, as the trees around it had grown so large, it was not getting any sun and would not bloom. While oakleaf Hydrangeas and most bigleaf Hydrangeas will grow in shady areas, panicle Hydrangeas must have a good bit of sun to bloom. The pancles I have are still too young to bloom, and the large one I moved did not survive. Hopefully, in a few years, I will begin to see blooms on the young ones.
I think most of my Hydrangeas should be fully opened by next week, so look for some updated pictures then.
What is your favorite color of Hydrangea?
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