Friday, July 10, 2009

Hydrangea Update!


Remember back in April when I was whining about how my baby hydrangea had been hacked to almost nothing by an over-zealous yard worker? Many of youtold me that hydrangeas are pretty hardy and I could expect it to come back. Well, you were right! I worried that it wouldn't bloom this year, but it has!

Last year after I planted it, I religiously gave it a monthly dose of some special stuff mixed in water (yeah, I'm such a gardener!) so that the blooms would be bluish/purple and not white. Didn't really know if it would work, but look, it did!! I admit that I do baby it and generally ignore every other plant in the yard. But the hydrangea gets watered regularly and it's special dose of whatever to make the soil more acidic.
Isn't it so beautiful! I love it! And yes, I will guard it from the pruning scissors as I think it would have been quite huge had it not been trimmed so much.

14 comments:

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! That is sooo exciting! You have such a green thumb!

I hope you have a great weekend and I hope your new lamps arrive this weekend too!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Wow. that is beautiful! I am impressed!

Lea
xo

mommy24treasures said...

I am glad:)
Where we live its so hot that ours have already bloomed and are dying out for the summer. I hate to see them turn brown.:(

Rachel said...

Glad they survived! They are beautiful!

Gail said...

They are so gorgeous Janet...I love hydrangeas too. Beautiful pics of them. Have a great weekend my friend!

Courtney said...

It's beautiful. I am so glad it came back.

Marla said...

Beautiful!!!! So glad you got to enjoy blooms again this year, keep the scissors away!

Super Mommy said...

Don't discount your abilities - those are beautiful!! I don't think I could "raise" these beauties!

Lisa said...

Horray! I'm so happy that it came back and look how beautiful! The hydrangea is so pretty...I can almost smell it! lol! So happy for you! : )

day by day said...

Yes...VERY beautiful!!! What a lovely color!!

Lucy said...

yeah! I totally remember that post! I knew they'd come back and they're gorgeous!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

WOW....I am so glad they came back!! They look beautiful:)

Hope you have a wonderful vacation!!

Lisa

Jean said...

That is so good to see- I love the bluish purple blooms and I did not give mine the "special stuff". It looks like I'll have to change my ways!! They are beautiful!!

Coach Nancy said...

Beautiful - still waiting for mine to come into full bloom so I can post a picture