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Quite Proud

Quite Proud

Hey, it’s a slow news day.  I can’t even find a good Stuxnet story to write about.

We have extensive hydrangea and hosta gardens at our home in Rhode Island, and I’m particularly happy with the way this Oak Leaf hydrangea is growing.   We bought it from a catalog several years ago when it was barely a stick, and it’s finally coming into its own.

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It’s gorgeous! You have good reason to be proud.

Looking good! And if you’re looking for something to blog about, you could write about the whole Fox News Twitter feed getting hacked and announcing Obama’s assassination. Just a suggestion.

It’s beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one like this before.

LOVE LOVE LOVE RI in the summer, especially Bristol County !

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an oak leaf hydrangea. It’s gorgeous!

I once had a gorgeous hydrangea tree out front. The blooms began as white and slowly turned to pink then peach with golden tones. A couple of years ago, when the township was digging up everyone’s lawns to install the new water system, they literally yanked my hydrangea out of the ground and dumped it. I didn’t say anything because honestly, I should have known it would have to come out because of where it was. I doubt it would have survived if it had been transplanted, which we would have had to do ourselves and couldn’t.

    Weirddave in reply to Kitty. | July 4, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    That’s a shame Kitty. I have a blue one in my front yard, right exactly where the sewer guys needed to dig to fix a pipe. They carefully used a steam shovel to take a big scoop of earth holding the bush and put it aside, replacing it when they were done. The bush came through fine.

Hmmmm. So the professor is a gardner as well? I have a bit of a green thumb myself.

I love Oak Leaf Hydrangea. 10 years ago, a friend of mine gave me a piece of his that he’d rooted and it’s absolutely huge today.

I am an avid gardener and that is a great specimen. One of those things in life that makes a person marvel at the natural world.

This is the first time that my Oak Leaf has bloomed and I love it. May I add that this hydrangea also has exfoliating bark, giving it winter interest.

Thanks for sharing; we planted our first last year and it is a work of art.

Taxpayer1234 | July 5, 2011 at 11:59 am

Moisture and shade-lovers like hydrangea and hosta sadly don’t do very well out here in the Front Range of the Rockies. I miss my bodacious Michigan hostas!

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