Hydrangeas and A New Garden

Hydrangeas are in bloom in our gardens, and I'm thrilled to share them with you today.

Hydrangeas in the Side Bed

Early blooming hydrangeas have opened in one of our beds and I am in love. I have two Bloomstruck Bigleaf Endless Summer hydrangeas in a bed at the end of our front porch that haven't performed the last two summers but this year they are going strong.  

Have you heard the term, "sleep, creep, leap?" I think that's what these hydrangeas have been doing and I'm thrilled with their creep. 

The Hydrangea Garden 

In 2023, I began to think about developing a hydrangea garden in our back yard (we have three acres). This garden began with planting three hydrangeas during the late summer of 2023. Two of the three returned this year: an Incrediball and one other hydrangea that isn't blooming. This is the second year for the Incrediball so I am pleased with its growth and blooms. The pic below shows two different views of the Incrediball. 

I'm not sure of the name of the other hydrangea that did return. I have it in my garden journal but can't lay my hands on the journal. Here it is with no blooms.

This year we have added four additional hydrangeas to this new garden:

Vanila Strawberry
This hydrangea usually begins blooming in midsummer with large flower panicles that begin white, then gradually transition pink then to strawberry red in the fall. It grows 6-7' and likes sun. 

Little Lime

Flowers are forming on the Little Lime. It grows 3-5' tall and blooms on new wood. 

Invincibelle Wee White

This smooth hydrangea grows to approximately 2.5'. It is the first dwarf Annabell type hydrangea in the world.

 Little Quick Fire

Little Quick Fire is a panicle hydrangea that can take more sun. It grows to a height of 3-5' and spreads 3-5' and is an earlier bloomer.

You can see in the pic below this garden is still in the early stages. We still need to add some mulch around the hydrangeas plus decide what we plan to use as a base in the garden. It could be mulch and a pea gravel mix on top of black garden landscaping paper.

This picture was taken in early evening, so the sun was setting. It mostly receives afternoon sun.

What would you add in this area as a ground cover? I am open to suggestions. We don't want to mow in this garden.

Check back to see our progress in this new hydrangea garden.

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  1. A beautiful garden full of beautiful flowers and plants.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  2. ...I was in the nursery business for 50 years. The number of new hydrangeas that are being released amazes me. Happy gardening, Judy.

  3. Love hydrangeas - we had the most gorgeous purple ones at my parents house many moons ago.
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  4. Beautiful hydrangeas. They last a good while too.
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  5. Gorgeous. floral photography ~ Hydrangeas are divine ~ Your garden is awesome ~ hugs,

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  6. I bet your garden is smelling very pretty! Thank you for sharing at Gma'sPhoto.
    I invite you and your readers to share at Gma'sPhoto link up parties.


    Take and best wishes.

  7. You have such a beautiful garden! Thank you for having us in, Dear. Aloha

  8. What gorgeous hydrangeas! I have many varieties of hydrangeas myself. I love them!

  9. So pretty! Thank you for sharing your lovely garden with us at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2024/06/52-years-ago-today.html

  10. They are a lovely flowers!

  11. Such lovely blooms. I have hydrangeas in my garden too. They mostly look after themselves other than pruning in winter. Enjoy your week. I am joining you at Mosaic Monday

  12. Your hydrangeas are beautiful. I have three and I need more :) Thank you for linking up.