Readied the cage today
I got my protection cage ready to go today. I didn't fill yet as it's a little early, but our temps are changing quickly here. Tomorrow night will already be in the lower 30's!
I used bamboo stakes interlaced around a green "chicken wire" cage today. I've got leaves shredded and ready to go though.
The hydrangea is a Forever and Ever Blue Heaven, which I know blooms on old and new wood. I protect anyways. I did last fall and had some (not many but some) beautiful blooms this summer. Last year the hydrangea was just planted so I'm hoping that this next year will bring even more.
I did see a lot more green "buds" all up and down the plant though (I did prune off the spent blooms in early July) so maybe those will be future blooms.
I already can't wait for spring! :)
I've been so busy this year with my first compost pile, testing soil, amending, that I'm anxious to see the results of all that work! lol
Here's to hoping we have a lot of snow this winter!