Fall is definitely here and my flowers will soon go to sleep for the winter months so I'd thought I share one last look at my hydrangeas when they were at their peak this summer.
Originally posted in June 2011
This month my hydrangeas are at their peak so I thought I would share some of my favorites.
This is a varitey that can tolerate more sun than most ...I love the pink and purple blooms and leathery foilage. Wish I could find the plant tag or remember the name of this one as it does great in
our hot summers!
The hydrangeas below are all 'Nikko Blue' a tried and true variety and easy to find.
My hydrangea border is behind my house and only gets the east morning sun...they love this location and share it with our resident turtle Mr. "T" who has been out and about again.
The oakleaf hydrangea is in the foreground..first white elongated blooms that turn lime green.
The variety is 'Nikko Blue' but some do bloom more pink so I just add more organic material like peat moss or pecan hulls to make the ph of the soil more acidic. I don't mind if some are pink as it just adds more color to my border.
No matter what color they are I just love these big mopheads!! Right now I am having to give them plenty of extra waterings as the temperatures are above 100 degrees.
As summer heat turns to fall the blooms turn a wonderful lime green with touches of mauve..and that's when I cut them for drying in arrangements.
If you've never grown them I highly recommend you give them a try... with a little extra care you won't be disappointed!