Monday, June 21, 2010

More Pink

This is a new shrub we got this spring. It is Hydrangea arborescens 'Spirit'. It is a pink version of Annabelle. If you are familiar with Annabelle, you will know that is absolutely dependable with its big white flower heads that can be dried for winter. Our plant arrived quite tiny, maybe 8 inches tall. We kept it potted for the first week or two because we were still expecting frost. It has been in the ground for a month or so now and is about 2 feet tall and has 2 blooms. I really wasn't expecting our little plant to bloom this year. I think I'm going to like this one. It likes light shade, but otherwise isn't really particular. A portion of the purchase price of each plant goes to fund breast cancer research. Beautiful flower, good cause ... can't get much better than that.

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