Hydrangea Happiness

Blue hydrangeas

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Unbelievable! Look at these little lovelies straight from my side-sheltered garden. I had the most beautiful blue hydrangeas at the Atlanta house—they were over twenty-five years old and bloomed prolifically. I wanted to try to duplicate them here in Cashiers, but everyone said they wouldn’t grow here. They didn’t bloom for two years, but then WOW did they ever bloom this year! Wish me luck for next year’s blooms—and try something no one else thinks will work in your garden. Go for it!

Blue hydrangeas

Wow—I never get tired of these blue beauties.

 

massive blue hydrangeas

Three plants look like one giant mass of blue.

 

puppies, and hydrangeas and boxwood

Janie and Gracie love the garden.

 

blue hydrangea close up

One last close-up of these lovely flowers.

 

xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

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14 Comments

  1. Reply

    Lynn Ziglar

    July 8, 2016

    Holy Hydrangea, beautiful. Forest Farm Nursery offers hundreds of varieties for mail order.

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      July 8, 2016

      Lynn, Thank you for the new source. I will definitely be adding more next year.
      xo

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    Susan Griffin

    July 8, 2016

    Holy Hydrangias is right! So true…
    Could you tell me what kind of light you planted them in, the amount of water you used and how you pruned them to blossom. I am in Florida and would love to try planting them!

    Thank you,
    Susan

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      July 8, 2016

      Susan,I will send you the info.
      xo

  3. Reply

    Robert

    July 8, 2016

    Gorgeous!!! Amazing!

  4. Reply

    Kimberly Bryan

    July 8, 2016

    Wow Lissy those hydrangeas are amazing! Great post!

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      July 8, 2016

      Kimberley, I can’t believe them this year. I am so happy that they finally bloomed.
      xo

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    Design Chic

    July 8, 2016

    Hydrangeas are a favorite and I can’t believe how beautiful yours are, Lissy…amazing!! Happy weekend!

  6. Reply

    Cathy Garrett

    July 8, 2016

    Love love hydrangeas! They are beautiful Lissy!

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      July 8, 2016

      xo

  7. Reply

    Debbie Brock

    July 8, 2016

    Lissy, We have a hydrangea bush at our home in Cashiers, but it hasn’t bloomed since we bought the house. Please tell me how you cared for your blue beauties! Thank you, Debbie

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      July 9, 2016

      Debbie, I will sent you the info.
      xo

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    Fran Armstrong

    July 8, 2016

    Beautiful!! They love your care.

  9. Reply

    cindy hattersley

    July 10, 2016

    Holy Cow those are gorgeous!! Our soil in CA is too alkaline for “blue” hydrangeas so we have to settle for white and pink. For some reason mine are magnificent this year as well. Apparently neglect suits them well!!

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