I know Summer is coming to a close when our beautiful white Annabelle Hydrangea blooms have transitioned to a soft, pale green. At the same time, the Quick-Fire Hydrangea blooms have turned from pale pink to a deep raspberry.  Change is in the air.  Autumn is knocking and the Hydrangea season has come to a close….except for one!

Meet the lovely “Twist-n-Shout” Lacecap Hydrangea!

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This beauty was the first re-blooming lacecap hydrangea available!    Blooms are deep pink to periwinkle blue, depending of the PH level of the soil.  Not only are the blooms stunning, but the vivid red stems add even more interest to this feature shrub.

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This stunning crimson stem adds beautiful color, to the gardens, from Spring to Fall…

I think it is safe to say that most plants are enjoyed when in full bloom.  This is not the case with the hydrangea.  I love every stage of the blooming process…

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The true flowers of the hydrangea are the tiny flowers, located in the center of the bloom.
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Waking Up…
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The large flowers are “pretend” flowers that attract pollinating insects.
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The small “true flowers” account for how the hydrangea was named.
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The tiny true hydrangea flowers are shaped like a Greek urn or water vessel.  In Greek, “hydra” means water and “angeion” means vessel.  Because of this, we have the Hydrangea!
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Hydrangeas prefer partial shade and well-drained, moist soil.
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The Hydrangea grows in zones 4-9, with a 3-5′ height/spread.
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The Hydrangea blooms dry beautifully!
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Plant your dreams and grow a life you love!

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32 thoughts on “Twist-n-Shout!

      1. We have no azaleas and the yellow flag iris is in the pond.
        I think a great many plants are poisonous to dogs and cats. I guess one just has to be vigilant if they have a tendency to nibble.

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      2. I have tried to grow it several times , and even when we have planted some we bought from the nursery, the cats go bananas and destroy it before we can blink an eye!
        I must have another go sometime. We have a lot less cats these days, maybe I’ll be lucky next time around?

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      3. They will devour it as soon as the first leaves open. Protect it so it has time to grow. We snip off little pieces at a time to give to them. Talk about serious cats drugs! They go bonkers!

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      4. Indeed they do!
        The last time I tried to grow it I put mesh wire around the plant, but they managed to get at it.
        Mind you, back then we had 22 cats. Now we only have five and three are OAPs so maybe there is a chance?

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      5. It is all Emily’s fault, and my wife went along.

        You know what your kids were like when they were small?
        ”I’ll have one of those ….. aaaand ….. one of those …. and …. one of these and ooooh, I must have one of those!
        You get the picture, I’m sure?

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