Monday, February 21, 2011

Almost Time to Plant

The weather has been so beautiful this week- we've all been fooled into thinking Spring is here.  Twenty degrees above "average."  It is April, right?  I ran to Lowe's Garden Center the other day and was surprised at how few plants were available.  Then I remembered it is mid-February.

I am still "planning" to plant - even if it is still too early to plant.

I've shared my Annabelle hydrangeas with you before, here and here...



These are obviously old summer photos.  I love how these hydrangeas bloom all summer long.

I want to add some blue hydrangeas across the yard from this row of Annabelle's

I am thinking about Penny Mac....



Or maybe Endless Summer....


(Except - I already have one Endless Summer that has not grown very tall.)

I really want a giant blue blob that looks like it is really, really old and was planted by someone's grandma and will bloom all summer.  That's all.

This one is Nikko Blue. ...


It can grow to 6 feet.  Which is fine with me.

Here is All Summer Beauty....


Suggestions?


Would love to hear them!

Photos:  White hydrangeas - mine, all blue hydrangea photos were scavenged off the internet.


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15 comments:

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your hydrangea hedge is perfect! I love that it is covers such a large area. Our yard is very small, but I have one Annabelle Hydrangea and love love it. I tried a blue one and it is very tiny still.

Low Tide High Style said...

I love your hydrangeas, I really want to plant some at my house, but I think we may get too much sun. My "up the road" neighbor has beautiful blue hydrangeas, and I'll have to stop and ask what variety they are and let you know, if he knows.

Kat :)

Red Door Home said...

One of my time favorite flowers! I seem to keep adding more and more of them to my garden. We are in the middle of more snow here - spring seems so far away! Loved seeing your beautiful flowers.

Rene said...

Trish, you and I share a love for Annabelles. I have been wanting to try the limelight. Endless summer is a gorgeous choice, but mine is a slow grower. Can't wait for flower season.

-Rene

Living In Art said...

Trish, I know your Lowes well! No place like Madison in the spring, hurry up spring!

Melody said...

What beautiful hydrangea. I'm wanting to plant some this year. We have a few the home builder did but they are in the sun too much and didn't do well.
I'm not even sure when to plant them here. I love the Nikko Blue ones, too.

Meri said...

I love love love hydrangeas and want to plant some so badly, but I am the black thumb of death to anything green, so I just admire other people's gardens! lol

I vote for the Nikko blue variety, they are amazing! :)

~meri

Pink Pig said...

Beautiful and something i would love to plant along our white fence this year... I will need to show hubby your fabulous work!

Living In Art said...

Love your town in the spring, love your town in the fall, love your town in the winter, love your town in the summer, love your town. Love your header with your dried hydrangeas and the painting of them.

Olive Cooper said...

Trish, your vast hedge of them are wonderful. Our yellow house has one massive Nikko blue and I enjoy it so much. hugs♥O

Nicole said...

I love the Endless Summer and the Nikko Blue...I love to put them in a pitcher on the table and on July 4th I add flags to them.

Tiffany Steers, Sylacauga, AL said...

wishful thinking....we too in AL have had awesome weather...I know that "old man winter" will prank us still! Loved the pics of the hydrangeas...my fav is the blue. Thans for sharing... thecrankyqueen.blogspot.com Tiff

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

When I read your title my first thought was "You aren't that far south (more east) of me, and surely you aren't talking about planting already! Funny thing is, yesterday as I passed by my neighbor's house I noticed they had 2 trays of dusty miller sitting out in the yard waiting to be planted. Seriously now! We can have hard freezes up to late April, and we are having a late Easter this year, so all bets are off (according to my 80 y/o Mama) until at least Easter!

As for the hydrangeas, I have some of all of the hydrangeas you mentioned except the Summer Beauty(?) one. I love them all, but I really think I love the Nikko Blue the best. It has smaller bloom heads, but more of them! Oh, and just so you know, yesterday I noticed that my Penny Mac, whic is up against my house and gets a lot of morning sun, already has little green leaves putting out along the stems. Guess ol' Penny will be covered in a blanket most of the next couple of months!

Love your Annabelles, too! Blessings, Becky G. in GA

Brittany said...

Your garden is gorgeous! I'm from Las Vegas, NV - so we never see green yards quite like that! Desert landscape is how we roll - not my fave. lol.

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Jamie said...

I think Endless Summer. And hurry up and plant. I want to enjoy your blue blob this summer without any of the work.

 
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