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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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!