August 31, 2008

Hydrangea aspera - is it on the way?

Hydrangea heat.
I think this is it.
I love them!
I just bought another one Hydrangea paniculata Pinky Winky - its flowers are changing color to pink while fading...

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Another one, that I would like to invite is Hydrangea aspera.
I saw it lately growing in another garden - it looks spectacular... what can I do...
Have a look by yourself...

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It is not fully hardy here (zone 6), because zone 7 is used to be coldest for her, but you see... this pictures is taken 1 km away from me - so, it is possible to ensure the right conditions...

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I am asking "Is it on the way?", because sometimes plants get their own way to your garden....

18 comments:

Balisha said...

I love the delicate color of "pinky winky" Beautiful pictures to look at on a Sunday afternoon.

Gail said...

This is a new Hydrangea! I haven't seen it before and since I can only admire them can't say anything about them. Your photos are lovely and make me wish for better soil and weather!

gail

Millie said...

How lovely to see a new Hydrangea! They are my favourite flowers along with Peony Roses & Stephanotis.
Millie ^_^

Aiyana said...

You have featured beautiful photos. The Hdrangea is gorgeous.
Aiyana

Rose said...

I, too, love hydrangeas, but I have only one variety, the "Endless Summer." Your paniculata is beautiful and one I've added to my wish list.
The aspera is a beauty, too; maybe you could grow it in a protected spot?

Roses and stuff said...

I've seen this hydrangea Pinky Winky on a few blogs lately - and it seems to be a most wonderful hydrangea! I wouldn't mind if it could find its way i nto my garden...
/Katarina

Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.com said...

Hi, Ewa! I am a big fan of hydrangea also! I've never seen that pointy one before! I have one big one in a big pot, which I'm very fond of. And then I always buy them in the supermarkets and leave them inside for awhile. So I took FOUR of those (smaller ones) and put them in a big square ornate pot and they all live together now. Very pretty. I hope your hydrangea hears you calling and rings your bell! I bet it does!

garden girl said...

They are so beautiful! I miss having hydrangeas. There were none in this garden and I haven't planted any yet. I do have a little Endless Summer hydrangea now that rooted itself from a branch on a friend's shrub that leaned into the soil. It's too small to put in the garden yet, so I'm holding it in a pot and watching it grow. It's only 6" tall, but it's already blooming!

I should cut off the flower to give strength to the growing plant, but it's too pretty and I don't have the heart to cut it off.

Cindy said...

Hydrangea are such romantic flowers to me. I love the many varieties and can't pick just one favorite.

Cindy

CIELO said...

I love your garden.... I feel I'm in paradise when I come here!

Ps: The House in the Roses is having a party…. Come and show us your favorite window this Friday! Come see!

cielo

Shady Gardener said...

If I were to purchase two hydrangeas, these would be "it." They aren't the average hydrangea, and they are very distinctive! Beautiful photos. :-)

Country French Antiques said...

What a beautiful way to start my mornings, walking through your garden!
Merci

Victoria Cummings said...

Your hydrangea is breath-taking! I have not had luck growing them here. I keep adding things to my soil that they tell me to at the nursery, but I can't get any hydrangea to flourish. Any suggestions? I love the flowers in vases and baskets when they are dried too.

Ewa said...

balisha,
yes, Pinky Winky flowers are very beautiful.

gail,
Both are not very popular, but beautiful and worth a place in the garden.

millie,
the set of plants you mentioned make wonderful blend.

aiyana,
nice to see that you also like it.

rose,
I think that I can find nice sheltered spot for aspera - I can see few nice specimens growing in Poland.

Katarina,
if you want, it will come :) this way or another

Kathryn,
I have also planted some in pots, but I had problem to keep the soil wet enough, so they were suffering and I planted them in the garden :)

Linda,
Cutting flowers while the plant is thriving is very difficult. Soon they will start to fade, then cut it :)

Cindy,
I share your feelings - I also can't really decide :)

Cielo,
Thanks for invitation - windows are my weak point, so it will be very challenging for me...

shady gardener,
if one wants distinctive plants, this could be the choice and subject of visitors wow's... :)

Shawn,
Morning walk in the garden is one of the best starts to the day :)

Victoria,
Have you checked pH of your soil? Hydrangea needs little acidic pH.
If yours is too high, you may grow them in large containers - it could look very ornamental :)

Thank you very much for taking your time and commenting,
Ewa

Ann said...

Those Hydrangea looks so lovely. They are eye candies. Pinks look so sweet.

heirloomgardener said...

Wow, I love hydrangeas and yours are beautiful.

CIELO said...

Ahhh, this post is too lovely! I love your hydrangeas, and your garden is like walking in Paradise.... I'd love to feature it on my "Garden of the Month" blog.... would you be interested?

Hope you're having a great Friday--and by the way, I haven't seen you window pic yet.... hope you're coming to our party! :)

Have a lovely weeked, Ewa...

cielo

K said...

Oh, so beautiful Hydrangeas! ..Hoping to get more choises in Finland too.

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