Little Lime Hydrangeas - Summer Bloom Time - August 2023
Last Summer (June 2022), I bought three Little Lime Hydrangea (a dwarf cultivar of Limelight) and planted them in front of the Belgian Fence of Apple trees. They were small, but produced a handful of blooms in late July that first growing season.
Fast-forward a year and these three flowering shrubs have changed quite a bit. They're thicker, more full and...FULL of blooms this year. See below for a photo of their current (mid-August) state:
These are a really good solve for this spot - they're at the back of the bed, but with the Belgian Fence behind, I couldn't use a full-height shrub here as they'd obscure the espalier. So, this dwarf version is perfect.
It also has me thinking about how I could re-use these in other spots that are mid-bed. Further back on this same northside of the backyard, there are spots. And, maybe even IB2DWS?