Tuesday, August 5, 2008

2008 - The Year of the Hydrangea in My Garden

The hydrangeas have been stunning. No doubt the record rainfall is responsible. I took this snap of Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight' this a.m. It is about 125 cm tall (4 feet) and I have it wedged between a Persicaria polymorpha (225 cm & white) and a Rudbeckia 'Herbstsonne' (200 cm & bright yellow). It really looks nice and limey - far more this year than in the past.

It can be a bit bare at the bottom, so it is ideal to combine with perennials and woody plants in a mixed border. It gets sun & shade in my garden - and apparently can handle full sun providing it has enough moisture.

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