Monday, May 21, 2012

I Don't Even Use Miracle-Gro

These are my hydrangeas.  I have five of them.  They are all this big.  I think they take steroids at night.

These are my roses.  I have eight of these.  I think they're buying steroids from the hydrangeas.

When all of this was planted ten years ago, we also put in two blue hydrangea bushes.  I would get maybe 2-3 blooms combined from those two.  One day, I was talking to a gardener and she said to yank them.  They don't do well in this zone, they'll probably never bloom, get rid of them.  I was going to, but they were healthy-looking and so I left them alone, content to live with their measly output.

This is what my blue hydrangeas look like now.  I look at them a couple of times each day.  I do the happy dance.  If you stop by my house I have to show them off.  I can't believe they're so gorgeous, and all those cold, spring days over all those years when I'd whisper, "Come to Mama"......finally paid off. 

1 comment:

  1. I love, love the blue hydrangeas. They remind me of my childhood running and playing at my Grandmother's house. She and many of my Aunts had these and I loved them then.

    :sigh: I miss them.