Finally — I got my newly acquired Pinky Winky hydrangea shrub into the ground! The other four hydrangeas were planted a couple of weeks ago and then we had a week of rain. I couldn’t decide where to put the last one – the Pinky Winky – and then I decided it should go out front so it can be seen by passersby. So I began to dig near the edge of the house and I was stopped by a white pipe in the ground. It must be part of the septic system I suppose.
So I filled in the hole and had to find another spot. I decided on the area next to the garage. The Pinky Winky tag tells me that it will be quite large and eventually reach 8 to 10 feet wide and high. It also needs some sun. I also noticed that little buds are forming – which is exciting! I thought I might have to wait until next year to see some blooms, which will be pink and white and elongated.
All hydrangeas – the Limelight, Blushing Bride, Blue, and Pee Gee are doing well.
- The Pinky Winky Hydrangea Bush (hydrangeasblue.wordpress.com)
- Shocking blue hydrangea with Nantucket Blue (flowergardengirl.com)
- Garden Tips: Hydrangea Types (whnt.com)