Monthly Archives: July 2012

Winslow and the Endless Summer Hydrangeas

Winslow and the hydrangeas in Fountain Valley

This is Winslow with the Hydrangeas.  They have since come into their full summer glory and I will post another photo of them as soon as I have one that does them justice.  I finally found the right combination of blueing and water that makes them blue but doesn’t burn them.  They are a darker blue now too, although this variety never gets too intense in color.   They are Endless Summer Hydrangeas:

Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer

First Bigleaf Hydrangea to bloom on new and old wood!
Another first – a Bigleaf Hydrangea plant with flowers that form on the current year’s growth as well as on old wood. Endless Summer® can bloom for more than six months in warm areas, especially if deadheaded regularly, and the flower heads – blue on acid soils, pink on alkaline – are up to 9in across. Unusually hardy as well.