CindySue's blog: Hydrangea Plan

Posted on May 19, 2017 3:16 AM

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1) PeeGee Polar Bear - natural - morning sun
2) PeeGee Limelight - natural - half morning sun
3) PeeGee Old Fashioned - half standing - light and open but shady area from the neighbor's beautiful maple. WAS a lower canopy and much deeper shade but the tree has been pruned, lost a good sized branch in a storm and has grown quite a bit since the drought which opened that area up, considerably. I think an old fashioned PeeGee will do very well there but not, perhaps, all the way down so I'm going to prune it up to standing, though not to tree form.

Limelights are pretty tough but I may prune him up a small amount to give him some short little legs to increase air circulation. The spot where I want the old fashioned is probably the wettest spot on the property. We'll see. It's quite wet at this stage, storming right now and forecasted to be wet for 5 of the next 8 days but I think an old fashioned PeeGee can handle both the wet and the shade, since it has opened up so much. May not be a full-on riot of blooms, but they're super lush, so I'm OK with that. For the old fashioned, anyway. Can't WAIT to get the Polar Bear!! He'll have the prime spot of the whole place. Never had one before - I don't think I've ever even seen one in person - looking forward to it!

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