Friday, September 30, 2011

Hydrangeas On The Last Day

Of September

This is the post bloom mind you, the finished flower.

I'm thinking this is Hydrangea paniculata 'Pink Diamond' and that it will need some pins to stake a few of the lower branches into the ground under the mulch. Next fall those newly rooted pieces can follow me home.

That wasn't the only hydrangea in full post bloom on the last day of September. I went to collect lily seeds and have a jar of them saved. What caught my attention was the hydrangeas. This is another H. paniculata cultivar.

I have plenty of the native H. arborescens and have planted a couple of rooted cuttings of the H. paniculata and several Oakleaf Hydrangea in the garden to be. I have easy access to H. arborescens 'Annabelle' whenever the time permits to transplant some.

Can I have too many hydrangeas? I think there is plenty room for more.


Gardener in the Distance said...

What an unusual Hydrangea 'Pink Diamond' is: I've never seen one like it. No, you can't have too many Hydrangeas.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I have not seen Pink Diamond before. A beautiful bloom for sure. NO, you can't have too many hydrangeas.

Anonymous said...

Agree with other commenters! I have about 30 (mostly macrophyllas which probably don't like your climate) and, like you, I find the post-bloom just as attractive as the blooms! Love your idea of pinning them down. Some of mine have even seeded themselves.
So yes, go for it!


Siria said...

There can never be too many hydrangeas! That pink diamond hydrangea is gorgeous! I need to add more color variety to the hydrangeas in my own garden. So glad you have some lily can never have too many lilies either. :)

Christopher C. NC said...

Siria those are your hydrangeas and the lily seeds are for you.

Siria said...

That pink hydrangea is only a "faint" pink...did you touch up the color on your photograph?! You were so nice to gather lily seeds for me, but I hope you got some for you too!