Highlight of my 2019 Summer Flowers

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  1. Islandlife

    Islandlife Young Pine

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    The absolute highlight of my 2019 summer garden were these hydrangeas. I bought two of these at a local feed mill 2 years ago on an end of season clear out. They sat and did nothing much until this year when they burst forth into the most gorgeous pink hydrangeas I've seen (even if I do say so myself). That they were PINK was the surprise.

    Anybody else have a plant that was just the hightlight? The out performer?

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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Those are gorgeous meid. You were so lucky to get those. Sometimes one just has to take a chance on something.
     
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    Islandlife Young Pine

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    Thanks @Sjoerd - I expected blue so these guys were a real surprise.
     
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    Growingpains Young Pine

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    I have read that the soil makes the difference in color.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Metal filings change the colour :like:
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Beautiful hydrangea :heart: i had two pink on the front and gave them away...and i had a lace cap and you never knew the centre colour but the last two years it's not hardly flowered so gave that a neighbour but i do have a white one which are rare if you drop on one :like:

    My lace cap and white hydrangea for you to see :)
     

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    Growingpains Young Pine

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    The two look like wedding bouquets.
     
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    Islandlife Young Pine

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    Gorgeous! And they definitely do look like they'd be perfect for wedding bouquets :)
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    I'm laughing here because i have false white rose wedding bouquets in my vases in the living room [​IMG]
     
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    Growingpains Young Pine

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    Not to be a party pooper, but I'm not a fan of fake flowers. I love living flowers. To each their own.
     
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    Gail-Steman Young Pine

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    Growingpains i agree with you but for some reason in our home any live plants go caput :crying: yet at our other home i always had plants in doors and they flourished...so i have to make do with false :(
     
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    Growingpains Young Pine

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    Gail, I understand and your's probably look great. It's just a personal thing.
    I have no window sills, no really good area for indoor plants, so I get my fill in warm weather! I'm strange :rolleyes:
     
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    Islandlife Young Pine

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    Personally I also fall on the side of not liking fake plants however that being said I do have them in my bathrooms and in a few spots where I couldn't easily climb to water real plants. The fake plants of today are really good and sometimes on first look you can't even tell they're not real. I prefer having the look of greenery to not having it at all. ;)
     
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    I used to have Ivy climbing around the kitchen window, but this home has windows flush against the walls.
     
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