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Monday, August 22, 2011

A Showstopper

Earl Nightingale kicks off this spectacular August morning with his simple quote. “Excellence always sells.” In the plant world, a lot of what makes or breaks plant sales is marketing hype but there’s one Hydrangea, hype or not, which achieves excellence. Although this honey of a shrub, H. paniculata ‘Limelight’ has been mentioned in previous blog posts, and it’s worth pointing out again because these woody shrubs, just in the ground for a second year, are taking off and making it big on our stage. These massive blossoms popped up recently and even took us by surprise. It’s a real showstopper.

Whether it was the massive pruning at the end of last season or the proximity to the compost bins, (I always recommend shifting and moving your compost bin and planting in that rich soil hiding underneath) this Hydrangea is a ‘pick to click’. We’re on the shoulder of the fall planting season (within the next two weeks) and there’s plenty of exceptional material stockpiled at the nurseries; an excellent time to shop and get this showstopper for your garden collection. One quick note - give this choice woody shrub plenty of elbow room to take off! Another tip – morning sun, afternoon shade is ideal for this beauty. Have an excellent Monday! Annie

Images of H. paniculata ‘Limelight’ by Ann Bilowz

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