August 2017


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Photo Notes

In August, my back yard fairly glows with the stunning white panicles of Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’. This has become my favorite summer shrub. It blooms forever and doesn’t require pampering.

Be prepared for it to get tall, though. It wants to rise to 6 to 8 feet, with a comparable spread. I use a trio as a hedge to hide my weed-ridden veggie garden and utility area.