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One of my favorite flowering bushes is the hydrangea bush. Hydrangea shrubs bring back fond memories of my childhood. My grandparents had a big Nikko Blue Hydrangea in their backyard, and I was at their house a lot. As a grandma’s girl, I even had my own tree in her backyard. Grandma had an ouchy pine tree, and she planted a non-ouchy pine tree just for me. Yes, I was spoiled!
I remember playing by her hydrangea because it was so pretty. It made a nice backdrop for playing on her back porch. Hydrangeas will always hold a special place in my heart because of this. I also remember the big bumblebees that loved her hydrangeas! It is so important for us to plant things for the bees to keep our ecosystem in good balance.
Is the outside of your home ready for a little sprucing up? I know mine is! The crazy weather that we have in Ohio usually means that our lawns need mowed one day, and the next day we get 3 inches of snow. I’m so ready to get out there and pull up the weeds and plant some new flowers and shrubs.
Once this weather clears up I will be looking for more flowering shrubs. We used to have azaleas, but they did not do well in the area we had them planted. Hydrangeas do best in shady areas, but there are varieties that do well in the sun as well. It’s very important to do your research when buying flowering shrubs for your yard.
Ideas for using hydrangeas in your landscaping
Take a look at the layout of your yard. Look at the color of your house and any brick work you may have in your landscaping. Think about all of the different colored flowers you plant. These will all factor into which colors and types of hydrangeas you plant. Most hydrangeas bloom in the summer and into the fall, so think about that when you plant.
If you have a shady area along your house where flowers don’t bloom, this would be a great place for you to plant some hydrangea shrubs for some color. You may want to plant some along a walkway or under a shady garden area. You can even plant some in pots. Depending on the type you buy, the possibilities are endless!
By doing a little research and planning, you can have your landscaping looking beautiful with colorful hydrangeas adding that finishing touch.