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Saturday, July 15, 2006
"Big Smiles" Hydrangea
I'm not in the mood to fight with Blooger tonight to get it to post more than one pic, so I'm sharing this weird mosaic/hockneyed photo collage I made on Flickr. I've always wanted a lace-cap hydrangea and fell in love when I saw this one; a macrophylla/serrata cross. The larger outer flowers have serrated edges which is what attracted me to it - they start out a pretty lime-green and mature to a soft cream color. It should be gorgeous as it gets larger.
I'm using it to replace the Winterthur Viburnum that I planted last fall that died. I've given up on trying to grow them - the one surviving is struggling; it has hardly put out any leaves this year, but I'm trying to baby it to keep it going. Hopefully I'll be more successful with this shrub - it's planted in moist shade which it should like. We'll see.