Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hydrangea Madness!

I have a few hydrangeas planted in my yard and I love them!  I featured one HERE last year and thought I'd share more with you.

Anyone who has ever grown or admired these gorgeous plants is probably familiar with the variety of colors they come in. The color is often dictated by the amount of acid in the soil, so they can change from one hue to another unexpectedly. This year, I have PINK

WHITE and

my usual BLUE.

What's different this year is that all three of these beautiful colors are growing ON THE SAME PLANT!

This has never happened before and I think it's because of the introduction of mulch that came from shredding a neighbor's downed tree. Whatever the reason, it was a very nice surprise!

I didn't know too much about hydrangeas when I first planted them and thought that they all grew those wonderful fluffy balls of colorful blooms. Imagine my disappointment when two of my plants never did! They would bloom, but the flowers were small, a bit scraggly and never formed the orbs that I expected. After some research, I have discovered that these plants are perfectly normal.  They are just a different variety, called Lace Caps. What a cute name for such delicate blossoms!

A few of my lilies are starting to bloom and with enough sunshine, I may be able to share them with you next week. I'm also going to be adding some more perennials and working on the beds, budget and injured back permitting.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you're having a fabulous summer!
Hugs, Leena

Sharing with: Fishtail Cottage's Cottage Garden Link Party #9, 2013
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                            Rooted In Thyme, Simple and Sweet Fridays #70
                            French Country Cottage, Feathered Nest Friday

11 comments:

  1. I'd really like to know what you are doing to the hydrangeas to get such big blooms. Mine bloom but not the whole bush. Its just two big blooms on each bush. Any help would be appreciated.

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    1. I didn't think to ask earlier, do you have Miracle Grow products where you live? The soil and plant food they produce makes a real difference! Hugs, Leena

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    1. Thank you so much! It's the best growing thing in my yard - even better than the weeds! LOL Hugs, Leena

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  3. I love hydrangeas, too, Leena. I only have one small bush, but it is producing a few blooms. xo Laura

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    1. Hi Laura! Even just a few little flowers can make such an impact and bring a smile to my face! Thanx for stopping by! Hugs, Leena

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  4. Gorgeous! I keep meaning to buy a couple bushes for my yard, but somehow I still haven't gotten around to it, even though they're in my top five fave flowers.

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    1. Donna, you really should get some! They're easy to grow and so gorgeous! I couldn't respond to your email - said no reply. Thanx for reading and commenting! xoxo, Leena

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  5. Thanks for clearing up why some of my hydrangeas don't bloom in full! Just found you via Sweet and Simple Fridays!

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    1. Welcome Amy! It took me years to figure it out and it was only because I happened upon a picture of a lace cap and realized it was what I was growing! SO glad you dropped by - hope to see you again Headed over to check out your blog now! Hugs, Leena

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  6. I saw you on Hometalk and pined your blog to my frstyfrolk pinterest boards
    http://www.pinterest.com/frstyfrolk/beautiful-blogs-great-sites/

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