Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hydrangeas

Oakleaf Hydrangea
Oakleaf (unidentified cultivar)


Hydrangea "Annabelle"
"Annabelle"

Oakleaf Hydrangea
Oakleaf (unidentified cultivar)

Hydrangea "Quickfire"
"Quickfire"

Hydrangea "Invincible Spirit"
"Invincibelle Spirit"

Hydrangea "Snowflake"
"Snowflake"

Hydrangea "Woodlander"
"Woodlander"
Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

11 comments:

  1. It's my Woodlander that turned out so pitiful this year. It was pink when I bought it years ago, quickly reverted to blue in our soil.

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  2. My hydrangeas are just setting blooms. I love seeing your collection. This spring has been great encouragement to my hydrangeas.

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  3. Are these all in your garden, Phillip?!

    Man, you're in Hydrangea Heaven!

    I love all the oakleafs, but I've got to admire that 'Quickfire' looks nice too. That's an H. paniculata, right? Does it attract any pollinators, in your experience?

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    1. Aaron, yes, they are all in my garden. We have more hydrangeas than any other plant (except for perhaps roses). "Quickfire" is a paniculata. This is third year for it. I have not paid much attention to see if it has pollinators. I will try to be aware of that this year.

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  4. Just beautiful. ...my favorites. Good year for them except the mopheads. Two years now no blooms.

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  5. Which oakleaf in is your header photo? Love it and the shape / orientation of the blooms. My invincible spirit was not so invincible after all.
    -Ray

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    1. Ray, unfortunately I don't know the name of that one.

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  6. Wowzers! You have so many yummy hydrangeas around there! I have three, but then again, I have so little shade to work with. Endless Summer is my big beauty, but I have Little Quickfire, which is only a year old, and Little Lime is waiting to be planted.

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  7. You have reminded me that I promised myself (more than once!) to get Invincibelle Spirit for my garden. I love hydrangeas. Mine are doing less well than I wish, probably due to the two hard winters we had back to back, though yours look beautiful!

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