I love, love, love my hydrangea plant! I'm the only one in the whole block neighborhood with the purple blooms -- ain't I special? :) It bloomed more than ever this year, and it was so nice to see it holding on through some cold temps recently. However, the lows in the 20's lately have done it in now. I'm not much of a gardner (mowing is more my speed), but I do tend to my hydrangea!! It was one of my Mom's favorite flowers too.