I hope you all had a great weekend!
Today I thought I would share another one of my favorite flowers.
Three years ago, I planted over twenty hydrangea shrubs.
I planted them all along the east side of the house, that way they would receive morning sun and not afternoon sun. The idea was the porch was supposed to protect them from that hot afternoon sun.
I never expected them to grow so big so fast.
Hydrangeas do well with filtered sunlight.
They don't do well in the hot afternoon sun.
They burn very quickly when exposed to the afternoon sun.
So that is why I need my husband to extend the porch!
Not Really, however we do have very hot summers here, and beings they are no longer protected by the porch we are going to have to create shade for them.
They really shouldn't be exposed to the sun after 11:00 a.m.
Now the outer edges of the plants are exposed to the sun until about 1:00 p.m. because they have grown outward a little more than I expected.
One thing we have thought of doing is planting climbing roses along the porch to create shade for them.
I am sad to say they will not look like this for long, beings the hot summer days are now upon us. Until I can come up with a shade solution I will have to cut them back very soon, so I thought I better snap a few pictures before that has to happen.
The name of the hydrangeas I planted are called Nikko Blue,
Really they are very low maintenance.
I fertilize mine once a week and water everyday during the hot summer months.
You can read more about hydrangeas here
They make the prettiest cut flowers!
Hope you all have a great week!
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