callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

The old ladies’ flower

That’s how a friend of mine once described hydrangeas, which, obviously, she doesn’t like. I disagree. They are fantastically useful shrubs and easy to look after: a little pruning in March or April and they reward you with months of bloom. In my old garden I had a couple of choice varieties. Here there are two, not planted by me, of the bog standard type. But just look at them! Every flower head shown is on the same plant on the same day. Fascinating.

Tags: garden, hydrangeas
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