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Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Sep 1, 2016 7:04 PM CST
Here are a few of mine.
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Let's Dance 'Blue Jangles'

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Endles Summer 'Bloomstruck"

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Twist & Shout

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Ayesha


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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Sep 1, 2016 8:06 PM CST
Hydrangea macrophylla "Twist-n-Shout,"
This has been the best year out of the past 5-6 for the Twist-n-Shout, mild winter and lots of moisture this summer.





Hydrangea paniculata Vanilla Strawberry

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Name: Zuzu
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Sep 1, 2016 8:08 PM CST

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Beautiful, Julia. I'll take some pictures tomorrow. Some of mine are still going strong, but most are faded by the summer heat.
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Sep 1, 2016 8:09 PM CST

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We cross-posted, Bob. Those are lovely.
Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 1, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Hi RJ those are nice. We have acid soil her in the PNW so my 'Twist & Shout' is blue.
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Name: Rj
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Sep 1, 2016 8:54 PM CST
springcolor said:Hi RJ those are nice. We have acid soil her in the PNW so my 'Twist & Shout' is blue.


I used to amend my soil for the Endless Summer, and decided I enjoyed the nice clear pink just as well...great plants! I like the blue!

Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Sep 6, 2016 12:25 PM CST
Panicle
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Little Lime


Endless Summer
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Limelight


Endless Summer - Blushing Bride


Great Star


Annabelle
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Vanilla Strawberry


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I also have Twist-n-Shout but no blooms ever and just put in Invincibelle Spirit this year!

Love the hydrangeas!!!
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Name: Rj
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Sep 6, 2016 8:10 PM CST
Beautiful!
Name: Bob
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Sep 10, 2016 7:22 PM CST
Julia that is a great color on your Blue Jangles.

Has anybody found a good red one for up north? The people that I know have not had flowers on Paris or Forever & Ever Red. I would like to try Ruby Slippers but have not seen it for sale around here. I want to see it because many of the pictures online look more pink then red.
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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Sep 10, 2016 8:44 PM CST
Thank You!
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Name: Daniel Erdy
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Sep 11, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Julia I absolutely love O'Amacha Nishiki Lovey dubby
RJ Twist-n-Shout is very nice also Lovey dubby
Ginny your daylily/hydrangea combo shots are amazing they really compliment each other Lovey dubby
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Name: Ginny G
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ediblelandscapingsc said:Julia I absolutely love O'Amacha Nishiki Lovey dubby
RJ Twist-n-Shout is very nice also Lovey dubby
Ginny your daylily/hydrangea combo shots are amazing they really compliment each other Lovey dubby


Thank You! now if I can just get my Twist n Shout to bloom *Blush* *Blush*
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Sep 12, 2016 10:52 AM CST

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@springcolor, would love for you to add your images, especially that O'Amacha Nishiki. Mountain Hydrangea (Hydrangea serrata 'O Amacha Nishiki')
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Name: Rose
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Sep 13, 2016 10:09 AM CST
My hydrangea 'Ruby Slippers' in August of 2015. It does look more pink than red...
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Here's my new favorite... 'Gatsby Star' I just got this one this spring so I hope I can keep it alive! I'd love to see more than one bloom on it next year!


Name: Ginny G
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Sep 13, 2016 10:50 AM CST
Rose I saw Ruby Slippers at the garden center and passed it up. From your picture it looks like I goofed D'Oh! D'Oh!
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Legalily
Sep 13, 2016 12:02 PM CST
Also Rose I thought the daylily forums were hazardous to my pocketbook and now this forum will be too Whistling Whistling *Blush* *Blush* *Blush*
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Sep 13, 2016 2:15 PM CST
Ginny,

I have found that most of these forums are hazardous to my budget, and I only follow a handful!
Name: Daniel Erdy
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Sep 13, 2016 2:35 PM CST
Ginny the good thing about hydrangeas is they can be rooted from cuttings so acquiring new varieties can be as easy as asking someone for a cutting or 2. If someone is willing to dig down at the base of a stem sometimes you can get a few roots already on the cutting and it makes the process a lot simpler.
If you want to multiply yours easily to trade plants or add more to your landscape you can scratch a little bark of a few stems and mound some soil around the stems in spring then dig down next spring before it starts leafing out and remove the limbs that have roots on them. The trick is to remove all the top growth except for 2 buds so when transplanted they won't die from transpiration. It also helps to grow them in pots for a few months so there is no weed competition for the young plant.
Rooting hormone is needed with cuttings but is not necessary with the mounding method. This method is called layering and it can be done with a bunch of different plants.
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Name: daphne
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Sep 13, 2016 2:52 PM CST
Thumb of 2016-09-13/shizen/16d235 hydrangea 'musume' (commercially mispelled as mousmee).


Thumb of 2016-09-13/shizen/68abe1 hydrangea serrata 'miyama yae-murasaki' photo taken at the same time as other two.


Thumb of 2016-09-13/shizen/e283c1 'ayesha' photo taken summer 2016; cutting taken from my previous residence 2003 moved from zone 8b to zone 10a

shows that these plants have tolerated much, and the water here is awful for plants and humans. it is saltier and more alkaline. if i want my hydrangeas to 'blue' up (no pun intended) i have to use a lot of acidifier, and have to be careful about burning the plants. i use a lot of coffee grounds as well, from friends and sometimes coffee houses.
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Name: Ginny G
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Sep 13, 2016 3:44 PM CST
shizen said:Thumb of 2016-09-13/shizen/16d235 photo taken this summer of hydrangea 'musume' (commercially mispelled as mousmee).


Thumb of 2016-09-13/shizen/68abe1 hydrangea serrata 'miyama yae-murasaki' photo taken at the same time as other two.


Thumb of 2016-09-13/shizen/e283c1 'ayesha' photo taken summer 2016; cutting taken from my previous residence 2003 moved from zone 8b to zone 10a

shows that these plants have tolerated much, and the water here is awful for plants and humans. it is saltier and more alkaline. if i want my hydrangeas to 'blue' up (no pun intended) i have to use a lot of acidifier, and have to be careful about burning the plants. i use a lot of coffee grounds as well, from friends and sometimes coffee houses.


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