My sister-in-law gave us this hydrangea about seven years ago. It has never blossomed because I kept trimming back the "dead" shoots in winter. Finally, Leon was listening to the Plant Lady on the local PBS radio last fall and she said not to cut back the dead wood. Well, I now have blossoms and, even more special is the fact that it is a Lace Hydrangea - a lacy center surrounded by the large, more typical hydrangea flowers. I did not expect such a surprise!
|The Uncommon But Lovely|
Also in bloom is the lowly Queen Anne's Lace, which I always considered weedy and homely, but it does have it's own special loveliness.
|See Queen Anne in the center of the flower|