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In the beginning...

In the beginning…

Now that is a horrible picture to start a blog post with!  And actually, that is not even (exactly) “in the beginning”.  That picture is the year after I bought my hydrangea Selma.  I had to dig it up and help the soil a bit.  The poor hydrangea was not happy.  Even with digging it up and helping the soil, it took last year for it to really settle in!  Last year the plant looked nice and healthy, but didn’t have any blooms.  Thankfully, this year is going much, much better!

Earlier in the season

Earlier in the season

A cherry color if you ask me

A cherry color if you ask me

The foliage is a lovely almost  burgundy color

The foliage is a lovely almost burgundy color

The white centers are becoming more prominent

The white centers are becoming more prominent

(the green leaves are from another plant)

(the green leaves are from my leycesteria formosa plant)

Still filling in with blooms

Still filling in with blooms

And here are two pictures of the plant when I bought it in August 2010.  I prefer what it looks like today 🙂

 

It looked lovely when I bought it!

It looked lovely when I bought it!

This is what it looked like when I bought it in August 2010

This is what it looked like when I bought it in August 2010

 

Another “Dana version” of Wordless Wednesday!  Here is a link to what we did to the soil to help the health of the hydrangea, if you’d like to read about that:  https://mominthegarden.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/hydrangea-selmas-new-life/  

I’m so glad I had the chance to share all of my hydrangea pictures!
I should really challenge myself to actually post with no words…  But what fun is that? 🙂

Dana

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