This summer ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea has seen the best of times and the worst of times. The early part of the season with its regular drenching rains created perfect blooming conditions, and the bush looked the best I have yet seen it. Then the scorching hot and dry patch drew out the moisture faster than I could replace it- prematurely browned blooms resulted. I will deadhead these and see if the end of the season gives a renewed show of bloom…. the foliage has remained remarkably fresh with little wilting.
|just blooming, Mid June|
|Late June, Full Glory|
|After A Hot, Dry Spell|
Normally, this hydrangea has blooms which age slowly, fading into the most attractive old rose hue. This year they wilted and browned. The heat also took its toll on the hostas.