Stages of the Limelight Hydrangea Flower

The huge blooms of the limelight hydrangea change from white to pale green to pink.

Hydrangeas With Cone-Shaped Flowers

Hydrangeas with cone-shaped flowers are of the paniculata variety.  In my yard I grow the ‘Limelight’ and ‘Pinky Winky’ which are both paniculata grandiflora.  This type of hydrangea can be grown as a bush or shaped into a tree over time. The flowers are long and sometimes really huge in size.  My limelight bushes have…

Pictures of My Hydrangea Plants 2015

In 2011 I bought a house and began to fill the yard with perennials.  I had a lot of cleaning up to do, as the gardens were pretty ugly – but not as ugly as the house!  In between fixing up the inside of my home, I spent time beautifying my new yard. That first…

Hydrangeas in My Yard: The Paniculatas

My last post was about the macrophylla varieties of hydrangeas growing in my yard. Those have big, rounded blooms and large leaves. This post contains pictures of my two types of paniculatas, which are hydrangeas with elongated type flowers. In general I have found the paniculatas to be very easy to care for. They seldom…

A Blue and A Lavender Flower

Last summer I planted this Endless Summer hydrangea variety in my front yard. This year it is larger and has bigger flowers. All flowers are blue except one which began as lavender and is now pink. You can see it in my photo here, on the right, lower side of the plant. I guess my…

A Death in The Hydrangea Family

I’ve been waiting, with little hope, that my pee gee hydrangea (grandiflora) would begin to show some green. Of all the new hydrangea additions to my yard last Spring, it’s the only one that seems to have died. I managed to get a few photos of it’s pretty white flowers last summer, and I had…

Experimenting With A Climbing Hydrangea

I don’t have a picture of one, but maybe one day I will – the climbing hydrangea will be something new to play with this summer. From what I’ve read about the climbing hydrangea (and there are many types – and I am researching which one I may want), is that it is a hardy…