Monday, May 25, 2009

I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues

We're back from our vacation excursion to Arkansas. While we were gone, all my plants decided to go on a growth spurt. These mophead hydrangeas are really looking good today. My baby girl, Ali, really does like my flowers. Hydrangeas are such wonderful plants. They should be one of the main shrubs grown in shady areas. They come in a ton of shapes, colors, sizes, and varieties. You can get one to match almost any color or scheme. They prefer to be well watered and get an occasional dose of aluminum sulphate to acidify the soil. Prune them to desired shape after they finish blooming. They are a necessity for shady portions of a cottage garden. I'd like to plant more varieties of hydrangea someday, but these old-fashioned ones here will always have a place in my yard.

4 comments:

Ginger said...

Mine are blooming too - I love them! Just planted a Limelight this spring and I'm really looking forward to it.

Darla said...

What a gorgeous bush. If they bloom on old wood, how do you prune?

Davy Barr said...

Any shrub that blooms on old wood should be pruned after they finish blooming, or once the blooms have faded.

Katie said...

Wow, these are gorgeous!! Hydrangeas are some of my favorite flowers!! My grandmother always had a lot of them around her house, and it brings back a lot of memories from growing up.