Last week none of the hydrangeas were in bloom.
Then this past weekend we had a heat wave come through the Seattle area and literally overnight, I suddenly had several bushes in bloom!
Here are the some of the blooms from the big bush on the east side of the house...what started as a small $6 end of season buy at Lowes has, in 2 years, become the biggest and healthiest hydrangea at Elinor Cottage! I think it loves where it's located. East yard with full morning sun after 8AM and sun until noon, then shelter from the too-hot sun rays in the afternoon.