Hydrangeas Still Growing

Two years ago I planted cuttings to start a hydrangea hedge.

The hydrangeas started as single leaf cuttings.

I thought I lost everything over the winter because the small branches seemed to turn brown and die.

One stem has become more bushy over the past two years.

Happily the plants are leafing out better than ever.

The larger hydrangea plants on the left will have lots of blooms this year.

I think flowers actually blossom on old wood but maybe next year even these will have blooms.

A view from the second story deck.

I’m proud to spend this day honoring the service people who have died protecting our country. Happy Memorial Day.

Plans for the holiday?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

3 thoughts on “Hydrangeas Still Growing”

  1. Hi Jo, I’m glad to see your hydrangeas are still alive. Some of them bloom on old wood and some bloom on new wood – it depends on the variety. Maybe this year they will leap – first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap is an old garden saying that I have found to be very true.

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