This is why I love gardening!
In 2006 I bought an Oakleaf Hydrangea PeeWee for my rear foundation (Northeast exposure - sun til 1)
In 2007 its grown nicely... I don't expect blooms for awhile, if at all, in my climate... kinda borderline for blooms.
Alas, 2007-2008 winter knocked her for a loop. She's broken up over it.
By June, this is all the strength she can muster:
I can't find any more photos but I think that piece of green got a little taller and then poof- died off. I think another speck of green was present or something made me think I couldn't dump her in the compost pile.
So I found a less conspicuous spot in a filtered sun, moist in spring, dry in summer location. Checked a few times and nada.
But today I was in the area clearing up some overgrown stuff and miracle of miracles... she lives!!!!!!!!
Thats why I will continue to love gardening even though I am truly sick of all the work, the expense, the repetition, the frustration, etc. I will continue to be amazed at the power of Mother Nature.
never say never!!
Do you have a similar tale?