Thursday, August 14, 2014

Two Great Views... The Lake and Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea

I have sang the praises of Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea several times before.
But honestly... this is one beautiful flowering shrub.
She starts out white.. then slowly turns to pink.
About 6 ft tall or better... but so wonderful.
Blooms on woody stems because she is a paniculata.
So the frost does not bother her at all either.
She blooms about a month after the mopheads.
So it will extend your show into early fall.

Mine is grown in part sun.  
That is okay as long as you water her well the first few years.
Most days it is all about our views of the lake...
but in August this hydrangea is almost as beautiful!

Thanks so much for visiting today....Brooke

Brooke Berry Kroeger writes at the Creative Country Mom blog. There she shares her photography and country lifestyle. She enjoys incorporating vintage finds and repurposed treasures in her Southern Indiana farmhouse and garden. She is an avid gardener and grows a cottage-style free flowering “mass of color” landscape. She also does a video series called “Notes From A Country Garden” on YouTube.  She loves to talk about gardening and often lectures at area Gardening Events and Clubs.  Her home and garden is located in Southern Indiana and open to small groups upon request.  You can contact her at
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  1. Simply beautiful! So happy to have found your blog ~ I'm a new follower.


  2. You enjoy such a gorgeous view Brooke! Stunning to see. I also love the strawberry vanilla hydrangea. It doesn't grow real well here in my zone 3/4 garden, like the limelight does, but it's a keeper for sure. Yours are amazing!
    sending hugs...

  3. Gorgeous plant! I've added to my "must have in my garden" list of plants. :-)


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