Hydrangea

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    Would love to see a pic of yours!
    Also to ID your own hydrangea here is a key from ftd.com/
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    A beautiful plant. Quite common is Southern gardens.
     
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    Mine did great in NJ but not as good here .They seem to not like as much heat
     
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    Hydrangeas handle heat and humidity very well or they would not be so common here in the South. The do require regular watering and can't be allowed to dry out. Their name gives a indication of this Hydrangea. Hydra- derived from hydro (water).
     
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    Yea I live in North central AR temps reach up to 120 here (F*) sometimes (rarely but is usually around 100) the hydrangeas have done fine, now I just have mop heads but I see no effect on them at all. Water them about once a week plus the rain we get here once a week, usually keeps the ground SOAKED for a week so watering where I live really fluctuates. I got my hydrangeas for a penny each, my step father works at lowes so not only do I get 10 percent off of stuff, but also I get items lowes will throw away, Charlie (outside lawn and garden manager) calls me when she has something to give away, I have gotten some Damn fine buttefly bushes and hydrangeas, ferns, roses, 99 percent of things in my garden (and I have a BIG garden) came from lowes garbage or clearance (same thing). On the water part again, if you add cardboard then put mulch on top of it, it reduces how much you have to water by at least 3x's.
     
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    We get really dry here in july and august and I have to worry about watering then because of the well
     
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    love the plant but never can keep one alive even with watering :(
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    hmm any symptoms on the plant before death?
     
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    Hydrangeas and foxgloves are my two favorite flowering plants! I love that stage in the hydrangea - when it has that pale chartreuse along with the lovely blue!
    When we bought our house, the only flowering shrubs (or plants of any kind) on the property were 1 hydrangea and another "old timey" bush I have yet to identify. The hydrangea has been here a looooong time and is very happy!
     
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    I love Blue Mophead Hydrangeas since I was a kid. To stay blue though, you have to have a lot of iron in the soil, otherwise they tend to fade and then become pinkish. If you have a white or pink one, you can bury anything that's iron in the soil around it, and it will begin to turn blue, but it takes a while.
     
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    That must be why ours are so blue. The clay soil down here is ORANGE which makes me think there must be a lot of iron in it.
     
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    Always thought certain hydrangeas were neat for their customizable ability's.. Neat species :)
     
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    I used to change the colors of mine in NJ
     
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    Since we have hard alkaline soil they are red but we bought some of that holly tone hydrangea soil acidifier (we could have gone a DIY route but, didn't feel like it) so hopefully over time the flowers and blooms change color.
    no kidding I just bought 60 (plus) more flowers at lowes.... that makes about... 360 now
     
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    One of my favorites also, I have them all over my yard. I wait till end of season clearance sale and pick them up cheap. Only bad thing about that is many are missing their tags. I have 2 large urns at the end of my driveway, they are the first thing you see. I wanted something special for them, I planted them with tree hydrangea, stops traffic when in bloom.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    One plant I cannot grow....
     
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    I see hydrangeas for sale up here, I don't know why.
    Hope springs eternal I guess.
    Foxgloves however, we grow them here and they spread every year. They're starting to become a bit too invasive for my liking.
     
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    Foxglove grows in the snow, Mitch? niEEbMb9T.jpg
     
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    I have 2 hydrangea bushes in my front garden. they usually bloom around now, but our temps have been lower than usual this year.
    in the past I have put acidifier between the two bushes...my soil is clay like so I can sometimes force a multicolor flower! Purple/pink/blue...because if it looks like tie dye...I'm all for it!
     
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