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Hydrangeas are my favorite, my very favorite. There is just something so beautiful about the variety of colors and the gorgeous grouping of petals. It has been a couple of years since I’ve had hydrangeas in my life. I had some planted in my landscape and in my planters in my Arkansas home. I even did a whole post on container hydrangeas and featured hydrangeas when I showed my porch refresh back in our Arkansas home. I really love hydrangeas.
I hate to confess this, but I actually regret getting rid of those planters. It just wasn’t going to be easy to move them, so I let them go. Yes, casualties happen when decluttering. Ugh, I’m sure I’ll eventually find something I love as much. Okay, okay, sorry for side-tracking.
There was never a good place to plant Hydrangeas in our Fort Worth house that we lived in for two years after we moved from Arkansas. I often tried to think about where they could go, but Hydrangeas need a very specific kind of spot to be – shady with some indirect sunlight (and plenty of water).
We moved to the East side of Dallas last August, and in our new (to us) home, I’m finally ready to start adding Hydrangeas. I’ve started with containers flanking my front door, but I already have some spots in the landscape picked out to add more soon.
Whenever you move into a new house, it is always a process to get your landscape fixed up the way you like. When we moved in, our rose bushes in front of our door were diseased. There was nothing that could save them, they just needed to go. Now I’ve got Gardenia’s in their place and I look forward to them growing and blooming! The next two pictures are the before and after of the sick Rose bushes that were replaced by the Gardenias.
Okay, and while we are talking about my landscape. I splurged on a little Lilac bush starter. This tiny little twig will supposedly grow into an enormous Lilac bush! I’ll keep you posted on how she grows.
I just love the way my container Hydrangeas look. Someone asked me last week if they were real?! I guess they just look so gloriously colorful that it’s hard to believe they’re real … but they are!
Do you have a favorite flower you’re always looking how to add more of? Are Hydrangeas your favorite too?