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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 06:51 PM

Hydrangeas Blooming this Year

Last edited Thu Jul 30, 2020, 06:09 PM - Edit history (1)

For the first time in ages the weather has cooperated to allow my hydrangeas to bloom.

If you don't mind going to the link and expanding the post, you'll see some of my garden photos. I've lost the login credentials for flickr where I used to host my photos to post here. I also think I posted some in low res because I reduced them to send in an email to my mom, so not ideal, but you get the idea.

https://www.houzz.com/discussions/5964137/banner-year-for-the-hydrangea-here-in-se-chester-county-pa#n=0

Cross-posted to Photography Group.


Edited to say that I've added more of my garden photos to my Houzz post, in case anyone is interested.
https://www.houzz.com/discussions/5964137/banner-year-for-the-hydrangea-here-in-se-chester-county-pa#25826889

And thanks to all for the complimentary feedback!

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Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2020 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2020 #1
Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2020 #4
secondwind Jul 2020 #2
Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2020 #5
MLAA Jul 2020 #3
Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2020 #6
2naSalit Jul 2020 #7
CatLady78 Jul 2020 #8
applegrove Jul 2020 #9
Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2020 #12
CrispyQ Jul 2020 #10
Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2020 #13
japple Jul 2020 #11
Dark n Stormy Knight Jul 2020 #14

Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:03 PM

1. Those are just wonderful photos and flowers!

Your garden looks enormous. I like the house too!

Thanks for sharing.

And there is no such thing as too many pixels or photos!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:54 PM

4. Thanks very much!

We have an acre and not all of it is planted, but I'm working on it!

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:07 PM

2. Lovely!!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:55 PM

5. Thank you!

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:51 PM

3. OMG, they are stunning!

Your garden is exquisite! The time and effort must be enormous, so glad that this year they paid you back. Cars must stop in front of your home just to gawk, I certainly would.💖

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Response to MLAA (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:59 PM

6. Thanks so much!

You're very kind.


I do often ask myself if I thought I could afford a full-time crew to care for this enormous project I created. Each year it gets harder. But ones like this make it worthwhile.

We are at the dead end of a road, so no cars go by. Which, we like. (Now if we could just get the dirt bikes and quads that roar through the woods to disappear...)

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 11:33 PM

7. I can't say I've ever seen so many

In one place! What a lovely garden! Nice pictures!

Thank you for sharing those.


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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 11:40 PM

8. Beautiful

Pleasant to see in these unpleasant times...

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 12:09 AM

9. Those are really vivid in colour. Gorgeous garden. nt

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Response to applegrove (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 06:00 PM

12. Thank you!

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:31 AM

10. Your garden is breathtaking!





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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 06:04 PM

13. Thank you very much! It's hard sometimes not to just see all the mistakes--

things I'd like to add or move, the plants that died, the weeds, etc., etc., etc.

But my husband invited our friends to come see our garden this year because the hydrangeas, in particular, were just blooming their heads off. I let him do the tours so I wouldn't ruin it by telling everyone what was wrong! Everyone was very complimentary and it was pretty darn nice to hear.

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Response to Dark n Stormy Knight (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:29 PM

11. Thanks so much for sharing these. I love hydrangeas and have only had success with oak

leaf variety. Finally got a blue one to bloom this year. One small bloom. It has been a beautiful year for flowers.

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Response to japple (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 06:05 PM

14. Even the oak leaf hydrangeas have been finicky for me here in SE PA.

But they've been doing pretty well the past few years. Also, the deer didn't chomp them, which some years they have, to my great dismay!

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