I adore hydrangeas. This flower is the perfect blend of color (soothing, yet vibrant and NOT too pastel) and it has fantastic shape and structure. This is also a great flower to use for a wedding. It looks lovely in a vase all by itself.
A few years ago I wanted something for my front yard that would fill in a space a large bush once called home. My yard was full of the colors green, red and yellow, but no blue. I needed blue, being a Kentucky Wildcats fan and all. Anyway, I looked high and low for something that would bring blue to my yard. My quest ended with my purchase of a Nikko Blue hydrangea. When I bought the hydrangea the blooms were pink, but the display showed me the color of the big blooms depends on … more
When I first saw Blue Hydrangeas at Home Depot, I was immediately impressed with the large colorful flowers. I had a wall on the side of my house that I wanted to cover with some big splashes of color. These bushes grow fairly large, so I only needed to buy two to cover the area I needed covered. Instead of buying the more mature plants from Home Depot, I bought smaller plants from the Farmer's Market. After the first year of growing, my small … more
I love all perennials...in my garden, I have some hydrangea mophead and nikko blue; one from home depot or big box are NOT organic and always die. support your local organic nursery. I plant a lot of milkweed to save butterflies as well as a lot of butterfly bush for hummingbirds and bees and, in my area, lupine, for a local butterfly whose historic habitat in pine barrens type ecosystem is threatened by man.
Nikko Blue hydrangea is the most common class of hydrangea. The Nikko Blue hydrangea has large, round flower heads that are a bold blue. The flowers bloom in late spring, over a rounded canopy of dense foliage. Nikko Blue hydrange have large, oval-shaped leaves that often taper to a point.