Limelight Hydrangeas - Front Porch - July 2020
The pair of Limelight Hydrangeas that sit to the south of our front porch are just about hitting their stride this season. They're tolerating the heat and are presenting a pleasant shape and nice color. This pair has consistently performed the best of *any* of our originally installed landscaping. I've tried to keep tabs on these over time here in the garden diary.
- One year and one month ago (Early Summer 2019) - They were just getting started for the season.
- October of 2019 - they bloomed and were drying out.
- And just 45 days ago - getting started on the growing season.
This pair has put off some HUGE blooms the past few years and I've tried to tend to them with some late Winter pruning in an attempt to give them some shape.
You'll also notice some rocks on the left of the photo. Those are new this season and were placed there to try to control some erosion as there is a downspout pop-up located in this bed. That plentiful source of runoff water might also be a contributing factor to these hydrangeas being healthy and bright.