So...I'm looking out over my porch this morning at a gorgeous sunrise and realizing that the air is still. Today is a perfect yard day.
And an even better BETTER day to be at a Garden Center. One of the most stunning and gorgeous flowers is the Hydrangea. With so many color options and blooming styles, there is one for everyone.
I do have my favorites. 'Pia' aka Pink Elf is a dwarf long blooming variety that really doesn't get much taller than 15". it can tolerate some sun, but loves afternoon shade. The 'Cityline' series are compact mophead flower varieties that have large glossy foliage and long lasting, vivid colored blooms. Perfect for those areas that are only 3' wide.
Looking for something a little bigger? Try a hydrangea from The 'Endless Summer' or Forever & Ever' series. 3-4' tall and wide types, with a wide arrange of colors, including double petal types. If you have never seen a 'Forever & Ever' Hydrangea, you are missing alot.
Most Hydrangeas prefer afternoon shade, so what to do if you have full sun? No problem. Plant 'Annabelle' (white flower) or 'Invincibelle Spirit' (pink). Both of these are large flower types, that once established need no care at all.
Mother's Day may have been last week, but the weather was cold and gloomy. I think I need to stretch my legs and get Mom a new Hydrangea...just to remind her that I know her love for me is 'Endless' and that we a family 'Forever & Ever'.