Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hydrangeas in the Garden


My mostly green gardens have erupted into a sea of splendid white blooms.

Tonight, they are heavy and bent low from the summer rains.


My Pee Gee hydrangeas are fully in bloom in the front gardens. It's their first year and I'm please with how well they've come along. These were the ones that I picked up from our local garden center for $10 on Earth Day.


My Annabelle hydrangeas are fully open, and nearly finished with the heat. They are my earliest bloomers.


Our sod has filled in nicely, and we are so happy to have the landscaping done in the front. However, I can't wait to see everything established and fill in over the next few years.






My Limelight hydrangeas are enormous! They have entirely filled out my from garden and stand more than 8 feet tall. 





My Bombshell hydrangeas, one of my earlier bloomers, have started showing the slightest hints of pink.


This variety, Bridal Veil, is new to my back gardens. It's similar to a Mophead hydrangea, or Lacecap.


I even got a few large blooms from my newly planted Oakleaf hydrangeas. They've been planted all along the garage, and I can't wait to see them established. They're so majestic looking with their large, shapely foliage and handsome blooms.


Our hedgerow isn't a variety of Hydrangea, but it does flower and is quite fragrant.


And my beautiful flagstone walkway that Ryan spent days working on. 
I couldn't be happier with it, dear!

8 comments:

  1. Hello...stopping by from Sea Cottage...LOve this...as I am partial as well to Hydrangea...thanks for the names...I have a few of the same ones.
    I am in Ontario as well close to Elora (southwest of Guelph)

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    1. Hello Lucy,

      I'm always delighted to read that someone is local (relatively)! Thanks for introducing yourself.

      I'm so glad they continue to introduce new varieties, as I never grow tired of them.

      Have a wonderful long weekend,
      Maria

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  2. Oh your hydrangeas as just gorgeous! And what a wonderful assortment you have. Two of my favorite hydrangeas look like they will not have a single bloom this year and that is just sad!

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    1. Sharon,

      What a disappointment! I can sympathize with you. Maybe the winter was too harsh?

      Maria

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  3. Beautiful! I adore hydrangeas and yours are so beautiful. Eight feet, wow. I really need to plant more as one of my two was badly damaged by wild rabbits this year. The flagstone path looks great. It looks like we may still be in for more rain this week but it would be nice if it wasn't the heavy hyrdrangea crushing type lol.

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    1. I know, right? I had to gently shake them all off as I was worried their stems might break under the weight. However, I'm always amazed at how resilient they are! And they do love the rain.

      Maria

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  4. Hello again. I had to come back and say that I love the name of your blog, just love the metaphorical undertone.
    Hope you understand! :)

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  5. The hydrangea’s rich foliage and large size make it a wonderful background for white or light colored flowers, even tall growing perennials and annuals. I hope you’ll also plant species that blooms blue, red, pink, light purple, or dark purple flowers. Thank you for sharing your fabulous garden with us!

    Mitchell Knapp @ Scenic Landscaping

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Thanks for leaving your comments! I always love reading them. - Maria