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Thursday, June 9, 2016

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If I were a plant I would want to be this one.  I see lots of hydrangea bushes in full bloom right now.  Many of my neighbors have them, all lush and beautiful.  All shades of pinks and some blues.  Actually I think blues are more valued among "those who know" hydrangeas, but for me I've seen none as pretty as my HOT PINK blooms.

This little bush was on "death row" - it hadn't bloomed in two years.  It was originally given to Litt'e Mama' when HK was born.  She in turn gave it to me.  It lived but never bloomed again.  I brought it with me when we moved to Oklahoma a year ago.  I planted it in the heat of July, declaring "f it doesn't bloom this year it's outta here".  So glad it came through in such a mighty way.
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I planted some bulbs in very early Spring.
They were slow to break the soil but are now towering at 2' tall  I don't even remember what they are and seeing the height I realize I planted them in the WRONG place.  Ever done that?  I'll have to wait until they bloom to see what they are.  I love a surprise!.  Then I'll have to figure out when would be a good time to transplant them to a better location for next year.  That's part of the fun of gardening, don't you think?

I love seeing all the plant/flower photos floating about in Blogland this time of year.  Let me know if you've got some flowers to show me.  Don't want to miss a single bloom!


3 comments:

Susie said...

I have a hydrangea like your...but it some times takes on a different color....I think that's due to the acidity of the soil. Yours looks like it is doing very well. I need to check on mine today. It's in a semi shady spot...so it maybe slow to bloom. I have lilies blooming now. It would be wonderful if all my flowers could boom at once....but then they would all go at once too and that would be sad. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
p.s. show us your surprise flower when it blooms.

Mountain Mama said...

Your hydrangea is gorgeous!! That other plant is a lily for sure, although you won't know until it blooms what type. I planted a bunch of lilies last year and some more this year - last year the deer ate the heads off a bunch right before they opened. Hopefully this year the deer will stay away!!

Linda said...

I've never grown hydrangeas before but they are a favorite of Amber's! I may try some next year! Things are lush and green here right now but it won't be long before the heat starts burning things up! By August the plants look all crispy!

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