I’m a Little Concerned – Where Are the Flowers?

white peony flower buds
White Peony

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?

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3 thoughts on “I’m a Little Concerned – Where Are the Flowers?

  1. Could it be your soil? I would think the sun would be a big factor, but how were they last year. The weather has been so erratic this year, and I think that’s why the dogwoods didn’t give much of a show.

    1. Since you mentioned dogwoods, my neighbor’s dogwood tree was spectacular last year and next to nothing this year. But other hydrangeas are blooming here, so it must be just me – or else mine will bloom later.

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