About 6 or 7 years ago I was completely and utterly garden crazy.
Oh I know you say I am still now... but really.... the garden was brand new...
I wanted anything cottage... anything pink.... big bold blooms....
I ooooed and awwweed at the local nurseries.
I wanted one of everything.
But I distinctly remember the day I found "Pinky-Winky".
I had never heard of a paniculata hydrangea until then.
It was long before Limelight had came out.
To me it looked like a cross between a hydrangea and a butterfly bush.
But better... so much better.
The blooms change colors?
Oh I had to have that....
White to Cream to Pink.... even almost Red.
Oh sign me up!
It doesn't flop? Really... I don't have to stake it at all?
Oh wow.... this is wonderful.
It blooms on new wood?
The late spring frost won't bother it?
This changes everything.
And it did....
It sparked my love affair with woody stemmed hydrangeas.
And now I have close to 10 different ones.
But the one with the silly name...
It was the first for me.
It is in the prime, #1 spot in the garden too.
Right next to the arbor and the garage.
You cannot miss it.
You wouldn't want to....
Mine is full grown... at less than five feet at full bloom.
It is about as broad as it is tall.
But you will not mind giving it that much space.
It is stunning in every way.
To see more of the varieties I grow,
check out my Hydrangeas Page.
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