Perhaps they’ll make me happy this year.

Perhaps they’ll make me happy this year.

This will be my hydrangeas third year. I bought them with blooms and they looked nice. Last summer they were green and lush but I got less than a flower a bush. This year I saw no buds-- none! I was sure they weren't going to flower. But it's been a weird, cold and wet season. They were just late. Most of the blooms are not gigantic but there are a lot more than one or two per bush. When the buds first showed up I thought the flowers would be white, a mild disappointment. But today they began opening up. They were the brightest purple I'd ever seen on a hydrangea in my area (Long Island, NY for those who wanna know). I had to take a picture. Once I took the picture I saw that the inside of the bloom had a stripe of the color I'm more familiar with. Hydengria bloom They've suprised me at every turn this year. Maybe I'll get a ten incher! Also surprising me, my son's mutant sunflower has three flowers growing on it. I always thought they had one gigantic flower on top but I never looked too closely because those things scare me.
Veggie beds

Veggie beds

some people say garden art is tacky

some people say garden art is tacky

Not about any plants but certainly garden related.

Not about any plants but certainly garden related.

pillows.

pillows.

plant id

plant id

Regarding variegation

Regarding variegation