Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Garden Tuesday: Hydrangea

When we got here, there was one large, beautiful hydrangea in a corner in front of the house.  It has gotten bigger despite our efforts to keep it trimmed and marginally under control...

A few years back, an early snowstorm took down two of our giant arbor vitae near the hydrangea.  We had our tree guy stand them back up; he installed guy wires to hold them in place, and fertilized the tarnation out of them.  They thrived, and so did the hydrangea.

2 weeks ago, this was the hydrangea, having taken on a little bit of a pink tinge....


And this morning, the fertilizer which had migrated from the arbor vitae has done its job, and really added some vivid color to the hydrangea; it's even brighter in person.  I don't know why the camera washed it out.

So, the early fall here is starting out pretty.  We'll have to see how the leaves go (and the colors should be great because it's been a very wet year), and see if we get the "promised" rough winter.

Happy Garden Tuesday, everyone!

5 comments:

Big Dude said...

It looks gorgeous and one of my favorite shrubs



Diane S said...

Wow that is huge! I thought ours was quite big but it nothing like as tall as yours. Ours is also a purple colour, I prefer your pink! Have a good day Diane

Sue said...

We have an enormous forsythia behind the house that we've sort of given up on trying to control. It's quite impressive in spring when it blooms. I think the leaves here might be pretty this year. After five years of drought, we've had lots of rain this year.

Pam said...

It is one gorgeous bush! I love, love, love hydrangeas.

Pam Greer said...

It's gorgeous!!