Several questions about new hydrangea bush.
Hi all. This is my first post here (many more to come, I'm sure!). I'm a new homeowner and I've been spending lots of time in the yard trying to fix it up. I know the very basics of gardening, so I'm learning as I go.
Anyways, my mother gave me a hydrangea bush several weeks ago. I planted it last week and it seemed to have been doing fine... Up until 3 days ago when we had a big drop in temperature and it rained constantly for an entire day. (I'm in NJ) Now the blooms have started to turn color, like they are dieing. Does it appear that way? Also, could someone please tell me what kind of hydrangea this is, as the tag was missing.
I want to mention that where the bush is, is at the bottom of a slight decline in my yard. There is a tiny creek right behind the fencing. The soil tends to be more moist in that area. Also, the soil is very clay-like. I've just read that the hydrangea should be in a more shaded area, which I didn't realize. My house faces East. So, after around 10am my entire back yard where the bush is, is in full sun. Would you recommend I move he bush to the front of my home?
I would love your thoughts and help. Thank you in advance!! :)