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Spring buds on our Annabelle hydrangeas

By on April 17, 2014

Look what I found budding on our hydrangeas this morning!

Hydrangea Buds | Rather Square
(photo originally published on Instagram)

You may remember that I drastically pruned back our Annabelle hydrangeas last fall, based on some research I did on how to keep them growing big and beautiful for years to come. Not being well-versed in ornamental gardening (vegetables and herbs are more my thing), I worried that this pruning technique might harm or kill the plants entirely. Which would be a travesty – they’re so pretty in full bloom!

Annabelle Hydrangea | Rather Square

Annabelle Hydrangea | Rather Square

Last autumn, I pruned the branches down to about 24 inches or so. It was a little scary, but I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.

Pruning Hydrangeas | Rather Square

Pruning Hydrangeas | Rather Square

So imagine my relief and delight when I saw some buds on these branches today! Annabelle lives!

Hydrangea Buds | Rather Square

Does this mean it’s finally spring? (I vote yes!)

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