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In the Limelight

August 22nd, 2008

One of my favorite plants is the ‘Limelight’ hydrangea. I’ve confessed my love of all flowers green before. I bought this shrub as a tiny stick from a mail order nursery several years ago. It’s now taller than I am and blooms beautifully every year. One great thing about this hydrangea is that it blooms late summer through the fall, which is nice since many other flowers are fading at this time.

The blooms on ‘Limelight’ hydrangeas come out green then slowly change to white then to pink in the fall. I leave the blooms on mine till the following spring, they add some interest to garden in winter.

If you’re looking for dried hydrangea blooms, this plant makes the prettiest one. I’m not one to have dried flowers in the house, but I’ve dried some for friends. Depending on when you pick them they dry green or pink.

2 Comments to “In the Limelight”
  1. Joe on August 22, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Lovely pictures! I have never seen hydrangeas of that color…interesting.

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  2. Susy on August 22, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    I know, don’t you love them! I’m a HUGE fan of all flowers that are greenish/white! Someday I’m planning on collecting enough to have an all green & white garden (this summer I got a Frosty Morn Sedum).

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