So, here's a gorgeous plant! I found out about this Hydrangea several years ago when it was shown on an episode of "In the Garden with Bryce Lane." And I knew it was something I wanted to grow. Of course, wanting a plant and finding the plant aren't always the same thing. Some months later, I did see it at my favorite local nursery, but it was a larger size than I needed (read: it cost more than I wanted to pay.)
A while later, I found it in a gallon container at a price I was willing to pay, so I brought home my lovely beauty. Even though I have had it for 3 springs now, this is the first time it has bloomed. Even without the blooms, though, I think it is an absolutely stunning plant.
It grows in a container near where I park my van, at the junction of two paths. One path leads to the back door and the other path leads to the front door. It is sort of the starting point of my garden.
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Light O' Day' is a Lace Cap Hydrangea. I really haven't cared whether a not it bloomed because the variegated leaves are so interesting on their own. But, if it did choose to bloom, I was hoping for blueish flowers. However, these pink ones are just fine.
I think this bush is so striking. I plan to plant other Hydrangeas in this area under the Laurel Oak, but I am undecided about whether to include more of 'Light O' Day,' or to just leave this one as an amazing specimen plant. What do you think?
Have a beautiful day!
It's been a glamorous week in the garden
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