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July 24, 2014

Day Lilies and Hydrangeas

My Day Lilies finally started blooming.

I only have a couple of varieties 

"Sunday Gloves"

"Razzamatazz"

I had this fear that someone would walk off the side of the half wall that borders this patio area so I planted the Holmstrup Arborvitae (Slow grower- Avg. 5 to 7 ft. tall x 2 to 3 ft. wide) and some flowers in-between to hopefully help that from happening.

It keeps people from walking through there so that makes me feel safer.  

 The ferns have made their way around and fill in behind and on the sides of the hydrangeas.



 I'm always tickled to see the Hydrangeas start to bloom.  These Endless Summer Hydrangeas never disappoint!  I cut mine down quite a ways each fall because of the snow load that ends up on them- and they don't seem to mind.  A lot of people said theirs didn't bloom this year- this happened to mine in 2012 when we had a freak warm up in March to the 70's. After a week of that the plants had started growing and then it gold cold and we had several frosts.  It seemed to ruin the chances of any flowers that year.  One person at the garden center told me it may help to go ahead and cut them down if you experience that kind of scenario and the plant may just bloom for you.  Endless Summer hydrangeas bloom and both new and old growth so you can't really loose for trying!


 

3 comments:

  1. Pretty much my favourite flowers.
    Merle..........

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  2. Hi Liz, your garden is gorgeous and the area you created by the half wall is perfect. Your hydrangeas are stunning. Love the fern growing in and around them.
    Happy Gardening.
    Hugs

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  3. Pretty hydrangeas, Liz! I have one Endless Summer and I usually coax it to have a lavender color (trying for blue but I have trouble changing the soil pH dramatically enough). Mine didn't bloom this year. It was a rough winter. Good to see yours blooming beautifully!

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