One of my first purchases for Huckleberry Hill was a hydrangea. I eagerly awaited the day I would have flowers and I was sooooo excited when it bloomed. Unfortunately, my tree never prospered and it did not survive this last winter.
I have a different type of hydrangea in the backyard which had a history of blooming so I pinned my hopes on that little bush. Last year, the deer came through and ate my flowers. This year, as you can see, there are NO blooms at all.
For years I've wanted a huge hydrangea bush with big mop head flowers that I could cut and hang to dry. I had "hopes". The buds are green, the flowers white, and in the fall, the white blossoms get a pinkish tan tinge. They look lovely in a display when they've been dried. This is the hydrangea across the road. I think I may need to take my secateurs on a midnight raid. When is the next full moon?