My limelight hydrangea, planted as a gift by a friend of mine when I lived in California and affectionately known as Ralph, is putting out the most gorgeous blooms right now. I mean, they’re huge, aren’t they? And just the loveliest pale green, too.
Ralph is a few years old now and this year I followed the advice of a hydrangea whisperer, which was basically to make sure my hydrangeas had lots of water, especially the old one I transplanted, and in the case of this Limelight hydrangea, to quit trying to prune him into something he isn’t meant to be. This type of hydrangea likes to grow tall, so this year I let him. And he is obviously thanking me for it with the largest, prettiest blooms he has ever put out. The best part is, there are still lots more budding up, which means he’ll be blooming for awhile.
Here’s a shot of Ralph just after a light rain. His blooms are so large and heavy they weigh down the branches.
Even Miss Emily is admiring his beauty...
Wishing all of you a lovely day...
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