Hydrangeas are one of those flowers that will forever fascinate me! There are so many colors, shapes and sizes. I have even watched friends change the colors of their beautiful blooms by putting iron in the dirt, how crazy!
Before planting her first hydrangea bush in 1989, Wendy White was never much of a gardener. In the years since, her garden has grown to encircle her house and creep into the surrounding woods, covering the Whites’ property in a marvelous blanket of green leaves dotted with colorful flower blossoms. Under Wendy’s tender care and attention—up to eight hours a day—her hydrangeas return each year, brightening her days with spectacular color and vibrancy from March through November. Her gorgeous garden makes me envious!
There are few blooms as recognizable as the hydrangea, which actually has three main styles. The first is the Lacecaps, which feature a grouping of tiny flowers encircled by larger, showier flowers. Another is the Mopheads, perhaps the most popular shape, defined by flowers that form an orb of color, peppering bushes of wide green leaves. Lastly, the Panicle, these feature flowers that grow into an elongated shape similar to a cone. Wendy’s well-tended garden shows off some of each for a charming array of color and shape among a sea of lush green leaves.
As I am putting together plans for my garden, I definitely will have hydrangeas! I envision my driveway bordered with them. How glorious would that be?
Do you have Hydrangeas?