Well hello there! On my drive home from work this week I was thinking about my blog. I was thinking about how I really do miss writing posts. I could blame it on a dozen different things, and they’d all be very good excuses. But that doesn’t get me closer to getting back into blogging. What I need is a plan on how I’m going to get back into the game. And this is what I thought of: a plant highlight, on Fridays, called “Fabulous Flower Friday”. What do you think?
Here we go!
Hydrangea paniculata. Let’s start with “panicle”, straight from dictionary.com: any loose, diversely branching flower cluster. That was easy. Next?
It is a medium sized shrub which loses its leaves at the end of the season (deciduous). The flowers bloom in late summer to early fall, are elongated and turn from a creamy white to pink as they mature.
This hydrangea prefers moist, well-drained soil in sun to partial shade, and is tolerant of frost.
When to prune? Cut back to a few buds in spring to encourage larger flowers (but it is not necessary to prune).
The flowers are also good for drying.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you’ve enjoyed my first “Fabulous Flower Friday”. 🙂
Well I miss your posts and I’m sure anything you share with us will be enjoyable, just as this post about hydrangea was. 😀