July 28, 2013

New Hydrangea's

You may remember this past spring while I was eagerly buying plants at the local garden store I purchased four new Hydrangea plants. I had big plans for those four plants it's just taken me a while to find the time make it happen.

Finally, the new Hydrangea bed is finished so I can show it off.  
Take a look . . .

The new planting bed is tucked in between the playhouse and a larger bed under a big tree that extends up along the side of the house.  Previously, this space had been filled with a mixture of Hosta's and Snow on the Mountain.  Here's a picture from mid-way through the process of clearing the bed of all the old plants.  My faithful garden companion helped oversee the project.

I'm loving the results of the new plants and mulch,  they have breathed new life into this often overlooked area of the garden.

It seems to blend nicely with the playhouse and the main garden beyond it also, which is what I was hoping for.

I can barely wait until all four plants have grown to their mature size.  I'm hoping they will fill in the space nicely and give me that lush, green look with pops of colors that I love in the garden.

In the meantime, I placed the white, painted metal obelisk in the center to give the area a little interest.  It may become a permanent fixture in the garden bed but only time will tell I guess.  For now, I think it's  a good addition.

I did transplant a few bits of Snow on the Mountain to the very front of the bed.  Although it looks sort of wonky right now, eventually it will fill in to soften the front of the bed and hopefully make a good companion plant to the Hydrangea's.  

In case your wondering which variety of Hydrangea's I've planted the two in the back are "Limelight" which have creamy white flowers that fade to a delightful Lime Green.  In the front, are two Forever and Ever Hydrangea's which is a new variety for me.  I'm excited to see how they they work out.  The fact that they are supposed to be a "repeat bloomer" has me very curious.

So there you have it, one more garden to-do project under my belt!

Have a great day everyone,



  1. What a sweet area in your yard, Robin. It all looks just perfect next to your cute playhouse. I love hydrangeas! xo Diana

  2. It looks very pretty now and it is going to look amazing when the bushes fill in!

  3. Those look wonderful there. My nursery has all their plants on clearance and I'm going to see if they have any hydrangea left. You can NEVER have too many hydrangea. EVER.

  4. It's amazing how quickly plants and shrubs grow to fill in the spaces! I'm sure yours will too and you'll be enjoying beautiful blooms. Adorable little playhouse too!
    Mary Alice

  5. That looks so nice, Robin! I LOVE hydrangeas...I just bought a bunch too :)


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