Look what I found budding on our hydrangeas this morning!
(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!
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.
So imagine my relief and delight when I saw some buds on these branches today! Annabelle lives!
Does this mean it’s finally spring? (I vote yes!)