As i travel around the neighborhood and general area where I live, I see hydrangeas already in bloom. Just down the road I found a huge Pinky Winky “tree” which is covered in blooms. (I must get a photo) But my Pinky Winky is not blooming at all. Not even any buds are showing. The mopheads have blooms just beginning, but the limelight is also without buds.
So what does this mean? Usually hydrangeas bloom in July here, so there is still time. I do have a lot of shade around this place, so it might be what’s keeping them from budding. I hope not, because I have little choice but to grow them where they are. Besides, I won’t be digging them up!
My peonies are just opening too, whereas just down the road the peonies are in full bloom. I’m very happy with all the buds on them this year. But, how can the fact that I live just up the hill provide such a blooming contrast? I’ll wait and see what happens. What else is there to do?