One of the highlights of Spring for me is watching the hydrangeas begin to leaf out and then bud.
I eagerly await early June when the blooms appear.
I love them in all seasons but winter, admiring them right up until the
first hard frost turns them nearly black.
My hydrangea bed started with a single discounted plant that struggled a couple of seasons
in a spot that was too hot and too dry. I moved it and added another - a plant from the florist -
one that was meant to be enjoyed and then discarded.
Since that time I've added several other lace caps and some mop heads as well.
I do know that I love the way they light up the garden.