Your success with hydrangeas ?
Heck, let's have an updated hydrangea thread!
There are many hydrangea paniculata varieties capable of doing rather well on the prairies and plenty of new introductions of recent years. What are you having success with? My hydrangea 'Little Lamb' dies back somewhat, though blooms freely and 'Quick Fire' has been hardy almost to the tips and is already a substantial sized shrub, though had flowered rather sparsely this past summer. At Greenland Nursery in Sherwood Park, there's some very nice plantings of 'Limelight'.
What about hydrangea macrophylla 'Endless Summer'? ... I have bypassed this variety in favor of 'Early Sensation' and indeed the name is very fitting, as it blooms early in the season on new wood and is said to be a more reliable performer than 'Endless Summer'. My 'Early Sensation' is a potted specimen that shall later be planted near to the foundation of the house. This fall, I also picked up the new arborescens 'Annabelle' type called 'Incrediball'.
Here's my 'Little Lamb' ... really should be called 'Big Sheep'!