I’m trying to branch out my gardening skills. I’ve mastered peonies. I’m getting pretty good at annuals. I haven’t killed my clearance section azaleas yet. And now I’m on to hydrangeas.
I planted two hydrangeas in front of our house a couple years ago, but they never seemed to do well there. After noticing a couple neighbors’ flourishing hydrangeas I took note of what side of their house they were planted on. Both were planted on the North side of their homes so I decided to follow suit and move our two hydrangeas to the North side of our house last fall. I think I made the right decision because they’re doing ten times better this spring compared to the last two springs. High five for stalking your neighbors.
Since my gardening goal this year is to successfully grow hydrangeas I was thrilled when the Endless Summer® Collection offered to send me a hydrangea. I love the color of the new BloomStruck™ hydrangea they sent. My other hydrangeas are white and, to be honest, I can’t remember what color the other one is because it hasn’t bloomed in the two years I’ve had it.
When planting the hydrangea, I followed Endless Summer’s planting directions on the included card. I also read their blooming success tips on their website. With so many resources out there on hydrangea growing success suggestions, things can get confusing because sometimes there’s conflicting growing advice. It was nice to go directly to the grower’s site and read their specific tips.
I’m excited to watch my new hydrangea grow over the summer. Did you know Endless Summer® hydrangeas flower, on average, 10 to 12 weeks longer than other hydrangeas? That’s something I’m definitely looking forward to.
Here’s a side by side shot of the new BloomStruck™ hydrangea and the white hydrangea I transferred last fall.
While the other hydrangea is doing better than last year, it is having a slower start. If it doesn’t do well this summer I’ll probably replace it with a Blushing Bride Endless Summer® hydrangea. I love how the blooms turn from white to blush pink. And that way I can have three different colored hydrangeas.
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