Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pee Gee Hydrangea

Pee gee Hydrangea and Chance

My  Hydrangea paniculata ‘Pee Gee’ is putting on quite a show.  A couple of years ago I was about ready to give up on it because it was not blooming.  To look at it now you would never know that it was a “problem child.”  Perhaps it heard the conversation I had with my eleven year old non blooming Forsythia “Bloom or I am going to mow you down.”  My Hydrangea  has finally settled in and is sporting lots of blooms this year. About time. There is no hope for that darn old Forsythia..I really should mow it down or move it..

Pee Gee Hydrangea

Up here in Minnesota we cannot grow very many Hydrangeas, ‘Annabelle’ and ‘Pee Gee’ are the most reliable. Forget the fancy Blue and Pink Lace caps and the Mop heads. Plain old white blooms..that is what we can grow the best:)

15 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. Maybe if you could find the old fashioned line that Granny Pruett had, they would fare better. She would bury iron under the plant to change the color of the flower.

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  2. Your threats worked because that is a very handsome hydrangea!

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  3. These are wonderful pictures. I just passed our grafted Pee Gee in the garden and similarly marveled at its rich ivory colour.

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  4. Our Forsythia is prolific in the spring. It is such a brilliant happy yellow and generally one of the first things blooming against the old browns left from winter. We see it right after the snow crocus. Your hydrangeas are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them. (And it just goes to show that sometimes threats do work better than encouragement!)

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  5. Connie, you have outdone yourself with these photos. Such pretty blossoms and I love Chance in the background. I don't have luck with any hydrangeas here. They really are pretty and many folks around here, dry the blooms and insert little bouquets on their Christmas trees.

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  6. "Plain old white blooms"

    But they are stunning! We love Hydrangeas. They seem to do best when totally ignored. (There are no green thumbs at the castle!)

    Sorry we haven't been commenting - but we have been here every day! Hopefully things will slow down around here soon.

    Kisses,
    Emma Rose and the Duchess

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  7. They are gorgeous, mine are long gone, they do not like the intense heat, hugs and blessings, Barbara

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  8. so gorgeous. much more bountiful than our hydrangea, which gets four white blossoms and then goes to seed.

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  9. I am glad that it bloomed because it sure is pretty!

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  10. I had the talk with Miss Pee Gee and the Forsthia must have taken it to heart but Miss Pee Gee ignored me and I had to do daway with her.

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  11. So pretty. Only my old plant is doing well, as I've killed off two PeeGee H's!!!! Just couldn't get them going good.

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  12. You do grow em big, and beautiful.

    Jen

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  13. They make the best dried flowers! Love them! :)

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  14. Love your photos. I am also interested in what program you are using to write on them.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie