Plants By Type
Hydrangea, large full balls of color!
Sunday, March 20
There is nothing more peaceful than looking out my window each day at the gorgeous, full balls of blue that sits below my window. The hydrangea is one plant that can definitely break up all the green color that you have planted and growing all around your home.
With the hydrangea you can count on it and depend on it year after year. For me, I had always lusted over the gorgeous hydrangea growing ever so fully in everyone’s yard but mine and was so afraid that with my hard, clay soil I would never be able to get one to grow. Boy, I was wrong. My mother-in-law had broken a piece of hers off by accident and I begged her not to throw it away so she brought it to me, one year later it is thriving with colorful blooms and luscious green foliage.
The blue hydrangea can reach heights of approximately 4-6 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. The first year may not be such a productive one with the hydrangea but once it gets started you won’t be able to stop it. The hydrangea comes in colors such as pink, blue and white but the blue is the most popular on the list.
The hydrangea grows well in zones 6-9 and thrives well in partial to full sun. The Nikko Blue Hydrangea has so many various colors of greens and blues that it goes great with any background that it is planted up against. Rather you want to plant the hydrangea all alone in a natural area or in a flower bed along side of many other perennials the hydrangea will most definitely stand out and makes its self known.
So the next time you pass by those gorgeous full blooming balls of blue, think to yourself, where will you plant yours? Will you plant your hydrangea in a flower bed all alone or in the middle of other perennials?