Hydrangea Homecoming

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Smaller plant potted; larger still looking for suitable home in the garden. Image: Su Leslie 2019

It rained so hard during my over-night stop in Turangi that the hydrangea bucket was in danger of overflowing (never mind the river less than 100 metres from my room).

Despite (or maybe because) of the drenching, the plants looked much healthier in the morning and survived the journey home.

I’ve potted the smaller one. It looks a bit wonky with one large flower-head hanging off the side, but there is another, quite robust-looking stem growing straight.

Hydrangea One — the mother-plant — is still bucketed and seems to be doing fine. Now I just have to find a suitable space in the garden for her.

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Image: Su Leslie 2019

The back-story:

How to travel with a hydrangea

How to travel with a hydrangea: day two

Posted to Friday Flowers

34 thoughts on “Hydrangea Homecoming

  1. I’m sure you know what kind of soil hydrangeas need. They sure need a lot of water! The colours are awesome and the little baby one is SO cute and strong. To hold on to that heavy flower on such a tender stem is a great sign of strength and determination. Watch out for them, will you please?!

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