Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Hydrangeas around the farm

My all-time favorite summer flowers, hydrangeas have thrived in my Southern California garden. Time to time I think of turning my garden into hydrangea farm.Whenever I see a new variety, I have to bring the plants home and find a place to plant them.  They are very easy to grow. I fertilize them once in spring and in summer. That is all there to it. I think you have to find a perfect place to plant them. Limelights take little sun, whereas all others do very well in the morning sun and afternoon shade.

My favorite limelights right in front of the kitchen




I grew these limelights from the cuttings. They are doing very well.




I should have added more soil acidifier to this plant to keep the blue color. Next year..


Pink hydrangea with almost black stems




This plant provides continuous supply of flowers from spring to fall 



 Endless summer. I have many planted around the property, since it is another prolific bloomer.




More limelights...

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12 comments:

  1. I love hydrangeas. Yours are gorgeous!

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  2. beautiful hydrangeas..
    I have a similar one..the light lime green one
    .I love it..it is the only one I have
    (:)

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  3. How absolutely beautiful! I just love hydrangeas of all different colors, and all of yours are absolutely beautiful!!!

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  4. Your hydrangeas are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing these inspiring photos!

    Jody

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  5. My favorites too! Love all the types and colors you have. Very pretty!

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  6. Those are just beautiful! I have been thinking about planting some but not sure how well they will grow here in Tx. Thanx for sharing at THT!

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  7. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. Yours are so pretty!

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  8. I can't imagine anyone not loving hydrangeas! I have some that bloom in late summer and love, love, love them, and I'm so excited, because I just bought an Endless Summer! Can't wait for their blooms in years to come! Your are beautiful! Thanks for sharing! ~Zuni

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  9. I'm with you....hydrangeas are my fav. I wish I lived in your area where we didn't have winter so they'd bloom longer....your flowers are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them

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  10. I love hydrangeas, too, but don't have those limelights. I'll be looking for them though. Your photos are stunning!!! Thanks for sharing them!

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  11. Your hydrangeas are just beautiful. I have a few plants that look okay, but not beautiful. Now that I am retired I have more time for my garden and hope that they can become as lovely as yours.

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