I have been collecting quite a few pictures of the
Hydrangeas that are in bloom now around in the
garden beds. Since I just adore the blooms of
the hydrangeas I just cannot quite keep from taking
pictures of them throughout their blooming process.
The Nikko blue was so loaded this year and it is just
The blooms on it this morning were so heavy that some
of the lower limbs of blooms were lying on the ground
so I cut off bunches of them to bring indoors to make
arrangements and dry them.
After only having just a couple of blooms from all of
my bushes last year after the terrible winter of ice I was
thrilled with all of the blooms they are giving me this spring
Summer Beauty hydrangea comes into bloom a
little later than some of the others but she is
going to be beautiful.
Blue Parfait is just a baby but it gave me one huge
bloom already which looks so funny on its bush
of all of twelve inches. It looks a little top heavy at
present but its blue color is staying so wonderful.
Harlequin is a baby also but she has given me two lovely
blooms so far.
She has pretty blue eyes on her deep rose colored blooms.
Alpen Glow is my favorite amongst my pink blooming
hydrangeas. Its pink is a brilliant deep pink.
One hydrangea that is not blooming up to its
potential this year is the Forever & Ever Double Pink
Hydrangea. Its first bloom this summer is small
and spindly so I am hoping with some compost
it will snap out of it for the repeat blooms.
Forever Pink Dwarf
This Forever Dwarf Hydrangea was planted in 1999
and has been such a reliable one. It only gets to three
and a half feet. Its blooms start out white.
And then as the bloom ages it gets a pink tint that
deepens or a lavender.
In the last two years the blooms have started to
change their colors to where some are tinged
in pink and some in lavender. So it is losing its
original color of just pink.
I do not mind though because the two different
color of blooms look so pretty together on the
It grows in the shady bed in front so its colors
may be much brighter if it got some sun but it
seems to like its sheltered location by the pump
This Fall a Red hydrangea will join the garden
and I would love to get at least one Lace capped
hydrangea to put into the garden.
Happy Gardening Everyone!!