I should have put some evergreen tree spikes around my hydrangea this year. It's back to being white, instead of pink. But it is flourishing, and I love that the flowers stay on the bush when they dry, leaving spots of color throughout the drab winter!
And for those of you "suffering" a glut of tomatoes and cucumbers, here's an easy fix for you:
TASTE OF SUMMER SALAD
2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced
4 large tomatoes, cut in large chunks
1/2 cup Zesty Italian salad dressing
Cut the veggies, combine in a bowl, and refrigerate at least 15 minutes, and up to 2 days. The Italian dressing keeps the veggies from softening up. This amount fed five of us as a side dish; I was saddened to see that I didn't even have any left for lunch today.