Posted November 9, 2011 by Racquel in Hydrangeas, Wordless Wednesday. 22 Comments
Hydrangea quercifolia 'Little Honey'
Hydrangea paniculata 'Limelight'
Posted by 7aces/Darla on November 9, 2011 at 7:35 am
Beautiful colors as they transition into winter!
Posted by Racquel on November 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm
Thanks Darla, I think so too. :)
Posted by Lea on November 9, 2011 at 8:40 am
Great photos! Lovely Autumn color!
I like how the Autumn color of the leaves and blooms match the chocolate color of your page, too.
Posted by Racquel on November 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm
Thanks Lea. I’m glad you enjoyed my autumn theme for my blog. :)
Posted by Dave on November 9, 2011 at 9:00 am
Love the Oak leaf hydrangeas this time of year!
Posted by Racquel on November 10, 2011 at 7:04 pm
They are pretty spectacular Dave. :)
Posted by easygardener on November 9, 2011 at 9:18 am
I bought my first H. quercifolia earlier this year – no flowers yet but I do like the autumn foliage colour, and the leaf shape.
Posted by Racquel on November 10, 2011 at 7:07 pm
I didn’t get blooms until my second year with mine and the fall color has gotten better every year. :)
Posted by Scott on November 9, 2011 at 10:18 am
Hydrangeas are so invaluable for fall color…the fading flowers and the foliage are just wonderful!
Posted by Racquel on November 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm
I agree Scott, the fading blooms combined with foliage is gorgeous. :)
Posted by tina on November 9, 2011 at 10:37 am
Simply splendid. You’ve done much better with the ‘Little Honey’ than me. I bought one and it promptly died. Glad to see yours!
Posted by Racquel on November 10, 2011 at 7:14 pm
The first one I ordered died pretty quickly too, but Bluestone Perennials sent me this one as a replacement.
Posted by Rosemary on November 10, 2011 at 12:51 pm
Sometimes nothing needs to be said over such beauty
Posted by Racquel on November 10, 2011 at 7:19 pm
I agree Rosemary. :)
Posted by Freda Cameron on November 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm
Wonderful hydrangeas look lovely even in the fall.
Posted by Racquel on November 13, 2011 at 7:12 am
Yep they are plant with four seasons of interest. I love the dried blooms in the winter too. :)
Posted by guild-rez on November 11, 2011 at 7:38 am
Great picture of your flowering Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’.
I have the same hydrangea in our garden, bloomed very nicely.
But I am not sure how to prune the plant correctly.
Any advise please?
– Cheers Gisela.
Posted by Racquel on November 13, 2011 at 7:15 am
Such an easy plant to trim Gisela. It blooms off of new wood so I normally just trim it back at least a third every spring before it makes new growth. I’ve cut it back to half and it bounces back quickly. I give mine a tree shape by removing the lower branches so I can plant underneith it as well. Hope that helps. :)
Posted by Rose on November 11, 2011 at 10:34 am
These are so beautiful! I’ve always enjoyed the fading blossoms of hydrangeas, but I’ve really noticed the colorful foliage this year as well.
Thanks Rose. They really are an interesting plant year round in my opinion. :)
Posted by Linda at Meadowview Thymes on November 12, 2011 at 9:22 am
Everytime I see hydrangeas, I think of you! :)
Posted by Racquel on November 13, 2011 at 7:16 am
Awww…thanks Linda. How sweet are you! :)
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