It is no secret, however, that I love hydrangeas.
They are a perfect filler for any space. Unfortunately, I cannot get a hydrangea plant to bloom.
When I lived in Birmingham, I planted several of these plants at my home. Some in the sun, some in the shade, some in the middle of the driveway. I was scattering them around to see what would work. You know the old analogy - throw it at the wall and see what sticks. The leaves grew and stayed green. Well, mostly green. I watered them, talked to them, arranged play dates with other plants, but nothing worked.
(photo above from mypaintedgarden.com)
I was never able to encourage a bloom to sprout forth! In Texas, there are no blooming plants. Unless you plant a blooming cactus and bluebonnets...or rocks. Rocks grow in Texas, in case you didn't know. The garden guru at a local nursery told me that if I tried to grow hydrangeas in Texas, I would be spending about $100 on the hole and $10 on the plant, as well as comforting the flowers 24/7. Silly guru presumed it would actually bloom under my care!
(photo above from redtwigbrowntwig.blogspot.com)
Now that I'm back in the south (Tennessee), I want to try again to nurture (not murder) a hydrangea bush to see it bloom. I am open to any and all advice. I need help!