At Last My Hydrangea Is Blooming Amazing Blue

Last year my one and only hydrangea did not bloom at all but I don’t know why.  So this year I was hoping for better or just some results from my efforts.

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Just to be sure I was doing the things needed to grow beautiful hydrangeas I did a bit of research.  Here is what I found at Get.Smarter.com

Single hydrangea flower

Hydrangeas thrive in rich, moist, well-drained soil. Light preferences depend on the variety, but, in general, hydrangeas prefer full sun with some afternoon shade. The best time to plant hydrangeas is after the last frost in the spring or in the fall. In the first couple of years, water hydrangeas frequently to help the plant develop strong roots. For some varieties, the pH level of the soil affects the color of the flowers: more acidic soil yields blue flowers and more alkaline soil results in pink flowers. Add lime to make the soil more alkaline, or add acid-based fertilizers or acid-rich organic material, such as coffee grounds or egg shells, to make the flowers blue. Hydrangeas are deciduous shrubs or vines that are resistant to both pests and diseases. The most common variety is the big leaf hydrangea, which has large leaves and showy flowers in big, rounded clusters.”

Amazing Blue Hydrangea

She is looking pretty good so far this year and I am hoping to get lots of these amazing blue blooms until the fall.

Hydrangea so sweet

So pretty.

Hydrangea new flower bud

It has a lot of blooms!

Baby bloom

Itty bitty blossom.

Hydrangea turning blue

This blossom should turn blue in a few more days.

Dried Hydrangea

Then in the fall I plan to dry as many blossoms as my sweet bush produces.  These are blossoms I dried from my hydrangea’s first year.

RED WHITE and BLue

I’m so excited that I will have hydrangeas for bouquets this summer.   This was the first bloom my hydrangea produced its first year.

Hydrangea

Since they do better if planted early spring after the last frost or fall,  I need to wait to get a few more hydrangeas.   Now that my hydrangea is blooming I am itching to plant more.

Always,

Sharon

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Comments

  1. Brenda Chambers says:

    Just beautiful.

  2. Mine had about six blooms last year, but is doing well this year. I have heard the same thing from so many people. It’s like they took the summer off last year.

  3. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy them for me 🙂

  4. I love hydrangeas! I have a few new ones that have been growing so fast. Yours are lovely!

  5. Hi Sharon oh boy have you got lots of gorgeous hydrangeas. Am so envious of your pretty flowers. Wish we could grow hydrangeas here but climate is too dry here we have so much alkali , looks like our ground has snow.
    Was very surprised our lilac bushes bloomed this year, so pretty and so many, both were full of blooms. They tried to bloom couple years ago but we got some cold weather and that was that. With way our Spring has been was very shocked when I saw they’d bloomed couple weeks ago.
    You enjoy all those wonderful beauties for few of us out here that can’t grow them.
    Hope you have awesome week Sharon.

  6. loveyoumoredesigns says:

    Hydrangeas are my all-time favorite flower, hands down! I have a boatload of hydrangea bushes thanks to my husband who has planted them for me over the past 12 years. I’m so happy that yours is blooming! Enjoy! xoKathleen

  7. Sharon, your hydrangeas are beautiful! I love that soft blue. We had lots of hydrangeas at our last house that bloomed in pinks never blue. At this house it’s too hot and sunny but one of these days when things grow and provide some shade I’ll be getting more. The jar full of flowers and the flag is perfection!

  8. Meg | Hello Farmhouse says:

    I love seeing everyone’s hydrangeas in bloom! Ours just have tiny buds right now, but I can’t wait until they bloom too! We have blue ones like yours, and we just planted white and blush pink varieties. You can never go wrong with hydrangeas!

  9. Dear Sharon:
    Yes, those are lovely hydrangeas. I love my garden and am glad to see you love yours as well! Thanks for sharing and linking.

  10. Those blue hydrangeas are gorgeous. I have a few trying to thrive and bloom this season.

  11. I have been struggling with my hydrangeas so this information was so helpful. Thank you for being a lovely flower that joined our garden party.

  12. Beautiful!

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