Garden View

The first week of June we celebrate the colors of June in the Garden. So look out of your window and what do you see?

Louisiana Creole tomatoes
Purple Beets

HYDRANGEAS

With immense flower heads, hydrangeas flaunt an old-fashioned charm that is hard to resist. Unrivaled in the shrub world for beautiful flowers, the elegant ladies are easy to cultivate, tolerate almost any soil, and produce abundant blooms. Colors beguile with clear blue, vibrant pink, frosty white, lavender, and rose blossoms—sometimes all blooming on the same plant! 

  1. Most hydrangeas thrive in rich, porous, somewhat moist soils. …
  2. They prefer full sun in the morning, with some afternoon shade; however, many will grow and bloom in partial shade. ..
  3. Plant in spring or fall.
  4. Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and 2 to 3 times as wide.
  5. Set the plant in the hole and fill it half full with soil. Water. After water is drained, fill the rest of the hole with soil.
  6. Water thoroughly.
  7. Space multiple hydrangeas about 3 to 10 feet apart.
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