Hell Bent on Hydrangeas…

June 10th, 2014 - 6:06 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and Hydrangea Lovers…Yes, I am hell bent.  I think I might declare the Hydrangea as the second official flower of bassethoundtown.  Of course the Daisy is the first official flower!  I have tried so hard to grow the hydrangea but always fail.

So here is my new crop.  Try, try again…


I was told to plant them where they can get morning sun and shade in the afternoon.  Also to add whatever is in that bag to the soil.


Daisy Lynn and I want to see them from our front window!


If you look in the window Daisy Lynn is on her perch.  She was busy trying to show a fly who is boss!

So, do any of the residents have any suggestions for growing hydrangeas?  All advise is welcome.

Grandpa was a master gardener.  Wish I could ask him.

More loving bassethoundtown gardening questions later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma ATB flushing under rainbow hydrangeas…)


  1. Maureen Halleran
    June 11th, 2014 | 10:42 am

    I can’t imagine you failing with any flowers or plants. Your garden always looks so beautiful. I wish I had some suggestions, but other than planting some flowers at the cemetary, I don’t have any gardening experience. I know that the program, This Old House did an episode about Hydrangeas, maybe you could find that on the Internet.

  2. Sandy (Ollie's Mom)
    June 11th, 2014 | 2:30 pm

    I don’t know anything about them. All I ever did was trim the one I had back every fall otherwise it looked overgrown. It was at the house we bought & lived there for 28 yrs. I have know idea how old it was but it was beautiful. Mine was white. You could google Hydrangea & I am sure it would bring up so great info. I do this with some of my plants. Two years ago we switched fertilizer & I googled the problem we were having with our tomatoes & it had to do with the fertilizer. I switched back & bingo the best tomatoes ever.

  3. Judy, Bumper & Abby
    June 11th, 2014 | 9:45 pm

    Hydrangeas are beautiful and really easy to grow. Just be sure they are watered enough. They will wilt really bad if they get too hot and dry. Good thing is that water perks them up! I have about 25 hydrangea plants here and after the rough winter I am happy to say that most of them have buds or flowers. Just clip off the dead blooms and you will get more! Happy gardening!!

  4. Cat
    June 12th, 2014 | 12:08 am

    Judy – I dream of having your hydrangea crop. You have to come over and help me!

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