it only took 8 years to finally get some blooms on my hydrangea bush:
each year i get maybe one bloom on it before it browns and shrivels. or else it doesn't bloom at all. not this year:
i'm gobsmacked at the variety of colors of the blooms. some bushes have pink blooms, other blue or purple. my bush seems to have an identity crisis - it has pink and purple blooms:
i've heard many wives' tales on getting full hydrangea blooms, in different colors. i've heard about using epsom salt and burying rusty nails in the soil. i never know when to cut the canes down. sometimes they just pull out, they're so old. i think we cut the canes last fall, but we've also cut them in the spring too. i have such a crappy gardening thumb.
any suggestions, i'd be so happy for!