In 2007, we bought 3 hydrangeas and planted them in our front yard.
They are all still living but have not bloomed much.
has been so kind and given me lots of advice on what she does for her hydrangeas.
Water them lots.
Feed them lots.
Don't prune them.
I've consistently done all that. I was even able to start 6 new plants from the store bought plants.
I started looking for buds early this spring, there were lots of nice green leaves but.......
only 2 buds!
on 9 plants!
Both buds turned into healthy looking flowers and I finally cut them to bring them inside to enjoy.
I am taking care of the plants all summer and I think maybe last year's hottest summer ever could be to blame for the lack of buds.
But if you guys don't bloom in 2013, I am going to dig you up and move you somewhere else!