Hydrangea Miracle

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Hydrangeas are a common garden shrub bordering on the ordinary for most most gardens.  Not so for this gardener.  I have had hydrangeas drown or just disappear.  Except for the one in the photo.

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This one has not had a nice life.  It bloomed maybe two times and was blue once.  It has sat in the wooded area for seven years or more and each year it made fewer leaves and long gave up on flowers.  Having a vacant large pot, I decided to dig up the Hydrangea and give it a second chance.  It received new soil, watchful watering and scheduled fertilizing.  And then the miracle happened.  It bloomed.

 

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7 Comments on “Hydrangea Miracle”

  1. Ann Coleman says:

    And what a beautiful miracle it is!

  2. I have had similar luck with hydrangeas, can you grow Plumbago? It is a great substitute.

  3. mattb325 says:

    I love hydrangeas – so glad this one was given a second chance, and to reward you it has changed bloom colour 🙂

  4. Ah, lovely story! A reminder that all living things benefit from a healthy environment!!! 🙂

  5. Congrats! I like these garden miracles.
    Now – can you get my wisteria to bloom? You’d be a hero.


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