The Leaning Hydrangea


A couple readers asked for a pic of the hydrangea that I described as drooping over the little stone walkway. There it is. I pretty much have to walk in the grass to get around it. But it’s worth it!


  1. jmac says:

    They, like every other farm critter, thinks “the grass is greener on the other side”! 😆

  2. Sue, a Florida Farm Girl says:

    What a beautiful hydrangea. I love when the bush is so weighted down with gorgeousness that it just droops and leans.

  3. Claudia W says:

    I swear to God I read that “The Learning Hydrangea”!!!!
    Ha Ha Ha…I was wondering where you were going with that!
    The heat is getting to me here!!!

  4. Leck Kill Farm says:

    My husband is the gardener in the family and he cuts our hydrangea back by 2/3 each spring.. Just mentioning it in case you need more leg room.

  5. bumblebee says:

    Hi there!!!
    LOVE reading your posts! Thank you for each and every one!!! :)You are one awesome lady and I love you!!!! These flowers are truly beautiful!! WOW!!! You have such a lovely yard and farm. Thanks so much for sharing it and your life with us!!! HUGS Have a beautiful day!!!! 🙂

  6. rurification says:

    So pretty! I need to get one of those for an empty spot I have here.

  7. Granma2girls says:

    So beautiful! I love the way it leans over the sidewalk. I was introduced to hydrangea when we started vacationing in Cape Cod. The blue hydrangea is on almost every property! Hydrangea dry beautifully too.
    Just also wanted to say, Suzanne, I appreciate your willingness to be real . It takes great daring to be vulnerable but very healthy. You have a great attitude!

  8. SanAntonioSue says:

    Gorgeous-ness!!! Reminds me of my Mamaw, who always had hydrangeas growing off her back porch. She would always wash her dishes in the kitchen sink, but with a dishpan in the soapy side. She’d then take that dirty dishwater and water her hydrangeas and irises with that water. Her blooms were always beautiful!! I so miss them. Thank you so much for sharing :hug:

  9. saitisntso says:

    Yeah, I’m feeling a bit top heavy too. I have a pot of navy beans on stove and I wish I had cabbage for the lovely slaw recipe that was in the comments. I was miffed by the last ingredient S&p. My mind started with sugar is C & H, and I absolutely couldn’t figure what the heck it is. I really need to stop over thinking everything! Hi, I’m Stu. (Salt & Pepper). :moo:

  10. TracyT says:

    What a beautiful old mophead hydrangea. I love the white ones. A quick note– another poster mentioned that her husband prunes theirs’ back each spring. If you decide to prune yours back, Suzanne, may I suggest you do it after it finishes blooming in late summer instead? Hydrangeas bloom on ‘old wood’, so if you prune it in the spring, you’re essentially cutting off that year’s flower buds. But if you cut it back after blooms are done in the summer, the plant still has time to put out additional stem growth and set buds for the following year. I struggle with cutting mine back because I love to see the blooms dry right on the plant, but every couple of years I bear down and do it, and I’m always glad I did the next year.

  11. Glenda says:

    I am betting it is the old favorite ‘Annabelle’. Different hydrangeas require different pruning. Some bloom on old and new wood, some just new and some just old. I have Annabelle too and absolutely love her.

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