Blushing Bride Hydrangea

I was flipping through some photos from last May and stumbled upon this one: a pretty little bloom from one of our Blushing Bride Hydrangeas.

We planted three bushes in 2008 and have enjoyed their gorgeous blooms for the last three years. Sadly, two of the hydrangea plants mysteriously died. We kept waiting and waiting for them to bud this spring, but finally realized they didn’t make it through the winter. In the past they’ve always seemed like pretty hardy plants, I am not sure what happened.

So now we have just one lone bush. It has lots of bright green leaves, but no blooms yet. I’d really love to know why the other two died. If anyone has a green thumb, I’d love your advice and opinions.

Posted 5/25/11, Topic: Home

  • lesley graham
    May 25, 2011 at 8:14 am |

    did you cut them back? some hydrangeas don't like to be pruned. also, they need tons of water and i like to feed them in the early spring. so sad. i hate it when plants die.:(

  • {BlueEyedYonder}
    May 25, 2011 at 2:12 pm |

    I did prune them back a little this year. Maybe that's what happened. They were just a little spindley last year and I thought that might help with blooms, etc. Hmph, I didn't mean to kill the dern things.

    And you're totally right about the water, those suckers can drink!

  • Gina
    May 25, 2011 at 11:20 pm |

    It really is a sad day when a beloved plant dies. I wonder if those beauties just succumbed to the unusual extremely cold winter? Just a thought. Not sure how hardy that particular variety is for your area.

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