One of my favorite bushes are hydrangeas. They come in so many varieties and are reliable, often constant bloomers. They tolerate full sun to full shade and a perfect shade shrub for my garden.
What is great about Lemon Daddy hydrangeas is even when it is not blooming, you get a pop of color from the leaves which are a hard to miss chartreuse or lemon color. The more sunlight they get, the more lemony the color, the more shade the more chartreuse (yellow green).
Last year I ended up moving some Lemon Daddy’s I had planted two years ago because they got too much shade and never bloomed.
I planted one near my front door for a vibrant welcome, one near my kitchen window and one in the back yard near my peonies (vestiges of my sunny garden).
I actually like them so much, I bought three more as replacements for some potentillas near my sunroom. The bright lemon color pops from behind the boxwood and is visible to passers by from the street. Continue reading