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Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy About These Two Hydrangeas

I completely understand and agree with Mr. McGregor's Daughter that silly names for plants are uncalled for. After all. However, I so liked this plant that I purchased it anyway. It came to my house last Fall in a 3" pot. I put the entire pot in the ground and let it stay there until this Spring when I relocated it to the south side of the house. Normal south sides are sunny. This one is quite the opposite, but it's blooming!! Here are the blossoms. I'm hoping next year it will be even showier.
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You've seen this photo (or one similar) before, but if you look in the foreground, you'll see the other hydrangea I ordered last Fall. This is 'Quickfire.' It's not blooming, yet. It may not this year. But that's okay! I'm sure it'll bloom next year... and I'll wait!

I've never thought I'd wanted hydrangeas until I spotted these two. There might be another couple I'd like out there, but for now... these will make me happy! :-)

13 comments:

Kathleen said...

I only have one hydrangea. These are very pretty and it seems like you have the perfect (shady) garden for them??
Are you loving your new camera?

bobbie said...

For years I thought hydrangeas were only the big snowball kind. So glad I have finally discovered their other forms. Beautiful.

Shady Gardener said...

Kathleen, I am loving my new camera, but not using as much as I'd like, yet. Is life getting busier?? (Which is your hydrangea?)

Bobbie, I understand completely. I noticed in a catalog yesterday, something called "lacecap" as well as the Oak Leaf begonias... ;-)

In The Garden said...

Beautiful pictures! What kind of hydrangea is posted in your first picture? I was also under the impression that hydrangeas always had round & pouffy flowerheads, but then discovered the elongated, airy Kyushu (as seen in my thumbnail pic). I've been so crazy about it, I added a similar Unique recently. Mine also get quite a bit of shade and are very happy, I've heard that when grown in full sun they need a ton of water. :)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

It's okay, you can grow Hydrangea 'DVPink' or whatever it's real name is. It is a lovely plant. I've admired Quickfire too. It's hard to have only one or two Hydrangeas. You start seeing them everywhere, and starting thinking how nice it would look in your garden. (Thanks for the link love.)

Shady Gardener said...

In the Garden, Both photos are of 'DVPink' or Pinky Winky. ;-) I'm waiting for 'Quickfire' to bloom.


MMD, :-) I'm sure you're right... however, at the moment, other projects, etc. are taking precendence over large plantings. How's the welding class going??

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

Why do they have to come up with these stupid, cutsey names? They ruin a perfectly good hydrangea, with these dumb names. In Canada, it goes by Pinky Winky, but if I had it in my garden (and I might buy it, it is beautiful) I will call it DVPink, when I tell people what it is.

Shady Gardener said...

Deborah - What's in a name, anyway?? It really doesn't matter to me. At least there seems to be a choice in what you call it. Make a label and then people can read it for themselves. ;-)

Frances said...

I stood looking at the nursery at Quickfire and decided against it. May have to rethink that. I love the form of the flower and know the H. paniculatas are a tough lot, withstanding winter's folly and droughty summers. Hope it's still there! It will be, no one but me would buy a hydrangea now, in our area anyway. HA
Frances
yes, it's all about me. double HA sorry for that :-)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I start the welding class in October, but I'm afraid that I won't be able to show the full effect of the project until next summer. My idea is very gardeny.

Shady Gardener said...

Frances, I'm assuming you could still purchase and plant easily where you are, yet? double HA? No - I loved it!

MMD, How about showing "in progress" photos?? I was certain it would be gardeny - esp. given that your uncle created such a wonderful sculpture for you! :-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Be careful girl, the hydrangea bug has bitten.

Shady Gardener said...

Lisa, lol. You, too?