I've waited 10 years to plant hydrangea bushes.
It didn't seem like a wise investment when we were remodeling and moving every couple of years.
Above, mulching the bed with recycled newspapers and free leaf mold.
I hope to stretch the initial cost by giving lots of hydrangea bouquets and propagating cuttings.
Despite the sweat and dirt, this ranked as one of my happiest days all year. Delayed gratification can be a beautiful thing.
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