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Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

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May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hydrangea

This Endless Summer hydrangea is a mop-head type, with the unique ability to bloom consistently on both old and new wood, and provides beautiful large flowers all summer long.

2008

2009

I am so pleased with this particular hydrangea, that I decided to take some cuttings and see if I could get them to grow. As you can see, two of the cuttings are coming along very nicely, the third is a little puny looking, but may be OK.
The plan is to purchase two or three more half wine barrels to plant these cuttings in.

9 comments:

Rosey Pollen said...

How long does it take to root these cuttings? They look healthy.
Beautiful colors, I can see why you like them and want to start more!

keewee said...

Rosey, it has been about five weeks since dipping each of the cuttings in rooting powder and placing them into the pots.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love how it looks in the barrel! Great job on the cuttings, they look nice and healthy.

Darla said...

Beautiful! I actually rooted a hydrangea in water!

Outside In said...

Very Nice, I have the same one, and one called Quick Fire which is a red color.

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

I've heard about the Endless Summer hydrangea.
Lucky you !
Can't find it at our garden marts.

Brooke (CreativeCountryMom) said...

Beautiful! I am a hydrangea addict. I keep getting more. I need to try cuttings this year. May do that toady. Thanks hun!

Kim and Victoria said...

Nice, nice! I may have to copy that idea.

Sue said...

Be careful posting what you're propagating, because some plants have tags saying it's illegal to do that. I don't know if any growers read blogs. I try not to get plants that say that. Come on, that's what gardeners do! I hope they grow for you!