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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Hydrangeas Before and After

Hello everyone,
How about those Hydrangeas? I love, love, love hydrangeas. They are continuing to grow and bloom. We have been having a real hot spell and these fun loving plants love their feet cool all the time. When the hot sun beats down on the beautiful blooms I can see the tips of the flowers getting sun burned. I wish they had sun screen for plants. LOL.
I have my angel sitting between them. I hope she can help with the sun god.
This photo is my BEFORE shot.
I think I've come up with a solution to save my poor hydrangeas from the intense sun. I do have the plants in the shade, but for two hours in the late afternoon the sun is shining right on the top of the plants.
So I went to Big Lots and found this beach umbrella for $9.99 and it works beautifully.
The pole is long enough to extend higher as the plants grow. They do look better with the shade covering their blooms. 
Thank you little angel for helping with a solution to my problem. 
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  1. Your hydrangeas are a nice pink colour Betty and I thought at first the petals would just fade from the sun but if they're burning, they do need some help. The inexpensive umbrella was a good idea and the angel watching over the flowers will ensure they put out lots of blooms for your enjoyment.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  2. Betty, The umbrella is a great idea. I enjoyed your hydrangeas. Sylvia D.

  3. Your hydrangeas are beautiful, Betty! The Endless Summer cultivars don't do all that well here. Often they have few or no blooms; so I have removed several and replaced them with 'Incrediball,' 'Invincibelle Spirit,' and 'Pinky Winky,' and 'Limelight.' Such a shame, too, as I enjoyed playing in the soil to change its alkalinity and thus make my pink flowers turn to lavender or blue. I still have one of the Endless Summers left but it had no blooms last year. If it doesn't bloom this year, it too will come out.

  4. I only have one...and the sun is burning it up. Maybe, I should try and umbrella. I love hydrangeas...but mine always get parched.

  5. Oh I do love hydrangeas, too, and I have planted them, but they just too hot and burn up. I may have to try them again. Great idea with the umbrella. Anything to protect them for they are worth it. Coming to you from Mosaic Monday.

  6. Great idea...love hydrangea!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!


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