When you discover that you have a great neighbor, you know you have a treasure. Our little neighborhood has a whole mess of great neighbors. We share plants and talks on the stoop. One neighbor in particular is kind enough to let me propogate her gorgeous French Lace hydrangea over the summer.
Our sweet neighbors let us use their pool on a daily basis. While the Wonder Kids make cannonballs and see who can touch the bottom of the pool, I drool over the neighbor’s hydrangea. They’ve had it for a few years and it’s gorgeous. They actually have 2 but this is the bigger of the pair.
I’m making up for that shortcoming this year. I’m trying my hand at rooting the branches to make more hydrangeas. My first attempt uses a brick to pull and hold the branch down onto the ground.
The waiting begins, which is the hardest part. By the end of the summer or sometime in the fall, I’ll check the rooting attempts to see if this actually worked. I know good and well it’s worked for other, more green thumby garden friends. Another added bonus is that the bumblebees LOVE this hydrangea. When it’s in bloom, there are as many bees on it as petals.
Hopefully, I’ll have 3 new hydrangeas for our garden. I have no clue where they’ll go but I’m willing to take on the problem.