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.
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 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.
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.