Our relatively small yard is now home to a whopping 18 hydrangeas!
What I am now calling “Hydrangea World” began last fall,
with this informal hedge of oak leaf hydrangeas planted on our lot line:
We bought 7 plants, 8′-10’T, @ $11 apiece, from Menards,
+ 4 of them are happily blooming already:
Next up — the western foundation of our Dutch colonial:
Once again, we planted a row of hydrangeas —
this time in mixed varieties.
Look at the gorgeous blue of that Twist ‘N Shout, 3’-5’T!
Once I spied it (at Menards), there was no going home without it! —
which means that there are now 2 of them in our foundation bed:
There are also 3 Pistachio hydrangeas, with beautiful pink blossoms, 3′-5’T:
Aren’t the petals beautiful?
At the window bay, we planted 3 Endless Summer hydrangeas, 3′-5’T:
Wow oh wow — that blue!
In my last post, I spoke of this fertilizer for acid-loving plants.
Turns out that hydrangeas love acid soil, + adding acid to said-same soil
results in blue Endless Summer hydrangea flowers.
That means I will be regularly fertilizing my hydrangeas with it,
as nobody loves the blue flower more than I do!
I would have happily added even more hydrangeas to our foundation,
but G.O. was insistent that we have a mixed-plant section.
That’s going to look great, once the plants fill out, don’t you think?
And finally, in closing, here’s our climbing hydrangea (who knew?),
which was originally planted to grow up this trellis
on our garden shed . . .
. . . but which has since been transplanted to here,
underneath our pretty maple tree:
There’s an interesting story here; I’ll share soon.
As always, stay tuned!