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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Show Pony

Ralph Ellison wrote in the ‘Invisible Man’, “Power doesn't have to show off. Power is confident, self-assuring, self-starting and self-stopping, self-warming and self-justifying. When you have it, you know it.” So is the case with Hydrangeas, including one that holds a fitting name – H. paniculata ‘Limelight'. Many of us in the industry know this show pony, but for anyone in the aisles looking for some last-minute shrubs to plant this coming fall, ‘Limelight’ is one of those Hydrangeas that has it all. Take a look at today’s image. Its seasonal pink hues are just starting to peek through.

Here's the Thursday tip for those still shopping - you can plant this deciduous shrub late into the year(before the ground freezes). And with powerful workhorses like 'Limelight', always give them plenty of room to mature and take off.

One of my favorite uses for Hydrangeas - cut flowers and dried arrangements, which takes you past the growing season for all-year interest. There is an endless list of Hydrangeas that work as fabulous choices. So as you start some fall planting ideas, pick wisely. You know when you have it. ‘Limelight’ is a true show pony - you won’t be disappointed.

Image by Ann Bilowz ©

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