Thursday, October 6, 2011

My crazy hydrangea

Two Years ago my husband and I bought this hydrangea at Sam's club. That day he planted it, and we got a quick frost and the bush turned brown and mushy. I thought it was a goner. I can not believe how much this plant had rebounded. This fall she is still going strong well into October. She has a good variety of colors, even new buds.....

from blue to light pink

Blue to dark pink

New buds just opening

original blue

from blue to pinks, purples

We are expecting frost tonight, so the leave may turn brown and mushy once again. I always look forward to a new hydrangea season.

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Carrie said...

My hydrangea was purchased at Agway in 2009. It was white but like yours,has bloomed in a variety of colors. Right now it has been pink and green. I used the green for the centerpieces of my last two tablescapes.

lvroftiques said...

I love your hydrangea bush! Hydrangeas are at the top of my favorites list *winks* I've always wanted to plant some so it's nice to know that they rebound well even when they look like goners. Yours is beautiful with all the varigated colors! Vanna

Olga said...

Wow, so many different colors. I'd like a hydrangea bush like that.

Jann said...

I just love hydrangeas--I have one in my courtyard near the front door that is still blooming right now!

Michelle said...

Oh Ellen, I'm so glad I stopped by to check out your blog...I love hydrangeas...they're one of my favorite flowers! Beautiful blog!
So happy you decided to stopped by my blog for a visit first!
Have a great weekend!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Wow, I love how it came back to life! It's beautiful with so many different colors!

Have a great weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm sorry I wrote that last comment using the wrong log in! Would you please delete it? I'll try again! I love the colors of your hydrangea! I've seen blues and pinks but never on the same bush! WOW ! ♥

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your hydrangea is gorgeous! I wish I could get them to grow here. When I was a little girl my mom had them growing in our front yard on either side of the steps to the porch. Thanks for bringing back such a happy memory. Love your style.
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Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Mine had totally different colors this year too. Now the blossoms are a red color and very tiny....weird. :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I love all the different color blooms on one bush!! I never had luck with hydrangea's. They are so pretty!!

Thanks for your visit and kind remarks!


Jann Olson said...

That hydrangea is CRAZY beautiful! Oh I wish I could grow one like that! No success here. I did plant a Limelight mini tree last Fall. It bloomed beautifully. Still a bit of a show stopper. Have a great week.

very merry vintage style said...

Love hydrangeas. Such a pretty color. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday; hope you'll be back this week!

Audrey said...

Love your Hydrangea...beautiful!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Hydrangeas are so beautiful -- yours looks great

Poppy said...

Wow! all gorgeous colors from one plant.... that is so wonderful! This post made me smile! You can enjoy the varied colors in different moods.Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures and for your sweet thoughts on my apple post. Loved having you over. Have a great weekend!Hugs~Poppy

Honey at 2805 said...

A hydranga bush will multiple personalities! It's both unique and beautiful!

Thank you for participation in Potpourri Friday. You have certainly made it more fun!

Kathy said...

I love Hydrangeas! Their first blooms to the faded ones - so gorgeous - I wish I had a whole hedge of hydrangeas!
Yours is fantastic,

Emreen said...

Beautiful.... Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers... Love the way they change color and stay for months....

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