It is Summer
It is officially Summer -
the kids are getting out of school, today, and my hydrangeas are in bloom!
I think these are Annabelles. They divide easily and look great all summer! My mother-in-law gave me one Annabelle about 6 years ago, and I divided, and divided, and divided ......and now have a long hedge of them!
I painted this, yesterday, for a friend headed to the hospital for a while - but my kids suggested something a little less "childish" for their teenage friend. I'll post my second painting, tomorrow.
Here is how I divide hydrangeas:
In the early spring, just as the first growths are visible at the base of the plant. I take a shovel and split the hydrangea into two or more pieces (with a root attached to each piece). Replant and keep watered for the first month.