Every day I take a walk around my garden, and check my ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea for buds.And every day I sigh, and walk away disappointed. But one day I was on my knees, weeding a bed about six feet away, and happened to glance over at my bloomless shrub.
Hidden in the interior of the shrub, scarcely visible unless you move branches aside, one blossom was in full, true-blue bloom. Who’d a thunk it? The shrub itself is larger than last year, and despite the predations of insects, seems to be vigorous and thriving. I suspect it would be flowering more if the summer were warmer. And I did find another still very immature flower bud, but only one.