Lil' Ruby Dwarf Oakleaf Hydrangea is another option for my flowerbed. Need to replace two bushes that died b/c of our landscaper digging them up in November two years ago and not putting them back in the ground propely!
I have a planter on my porch like this..but everything I put in it dies! It looks great when I first fill it, but shortly after it looks awful....any ideas on what I should plant in it? It is in full sun for most of the day.
I would like to structure my butterfly/bird flowerbed similarly. I will be planting butterfly bushes, delphinium, lavender, bee balm, cone flower, butterfly weed, zinias, bachelor button, trumpet vine (on the fence), and maybe a few others if I come across seeds or transplants from mom. I also want to add a bird house, butterfly house, bird bath, and a shallow pan of water on the ground for butterflies.
How to Grow Hydrangeas - Everything you need to know about growing hydrangeas to make them thrive. Find out where when to plant, likes dislikes, watering, fertilising, maintenance and transplanting tips plus a gallery of gorgeous blooms to inspire. | The Micro Gardener
Incrediball Hydrangea Easy to grow; drought, insect, disease resistant, fast growing; grows about anywhere. Blooms from midsummer through frost. Butterflies love them. Reliable re-bloomer. Plant Hydrangea with good drainage and lots of compost to hold moisture. Plant your new bushes in morning sun only. Don’t prune, flowers form on the tips of the stems. Hydrangeas leaf out in spring from bottom to top along the stems. Bloom all season.