Thursday, September 1, 2011

Annabelle Hydrangea

My Annabelle Hydrangea is doing beautifully this year.  The brush has grown up around it so it is sheltered from the sun.

Annabelle Hydrangea

The blooms are stunning, and quite large.

Annabelle Hydrangea partial bloom

She has gone visiting from the area where I first planted her.  She must be finding her comfortable place.  In a few more years she may be a hedge.

I love Hydrangeas.  They are one of my favorite non yellow flowers.  I envy anyone that can grow the lace capped ones or the ones that are colorful.  I hear that there is a pink one that might grow this far north.

I have the perfect spot.  My Pee Gee Hydrangea that was a real rock star in the front yard..died.  It began to leaf out last spring and then it just croaked.  I told Far Guy to rip it out of the ground..he did and said that something had dug underneath it and hollowed out a spot under the crown..perhaps a hungry vole? 

Pee gee Hydrangea and Chance

This was taken about a year ago, Chance and my cute little Pee Gee Hydrangea.

Chance doesn’t dig.  He is really good about staying out of my plants..except if someone throws a ball..or if a chipmunk runs through:)

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12 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Ours is huge this year as well it is what Papa wanted in the garden we also call them snowball bushes ! Ours has turned now and at the end of its season its a shame they are soo pretty ! Have a wonderful day !

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  2. Gorgeous! Hydrangeas are lovely plants!

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  3. I keep forgetting that you love yellow flowers the best. But these white hydrangeas are just gorgeous! I can see why you love them even if they aren't yellow.

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  4. Yes my old fashion hydrangea just keeps spreading. I have it on the north side in the shade and it loves it. I was going to move some of it but didn't get it done yesterday when I was moving other plants.

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  5. I just love them dried in a vase to remind me of summer all winter long! :)

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  6. So if you can grow Hydrangeas in the frozen country, then that means that I can do it upcountry. sigh...thankgoodness.

    They are one of my most fav flowers.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  7. I love hydrangeas too but they don't do well in our heat and heavy clay. Your photos are beautiful, Connie. Have a great day, M. Lane

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  8. What a beautiful hydrangea! I have one that I brought from my grandma's house. It bloomed so beautifully reddish pink. Now at year 7 here it is starting to turn blue. I know I need to put something into the soil to keep it pink. Kind of bums me out, though.

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  9. I know hydrangeas will change color depending on the soil acidity. Pink or blue, but what does it take to keep the white ones white? They are beautiful.

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  10. We have a pink one at our church. So yes you could have pink too.

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  11. My comments will be redundant since others have said what I thought - - that they are called snowball bushes down here. They are beautiful in all colors - - the white - - so pristine as well as the blue or pink. I know the chemistry of the soil changes the color - right?

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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