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Reflections of summer!

High: 26.3 F
Low:  17.2 F

Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' continues to provide interest in the garden.  This is a shrub or small tree which blooms in late summer with a mixed panicle of sterile and open blooms.  In looking through my summer photos, I have a couple of pictures of this flower panicle just as it is opening but I took the picture trying to capture the dragonfly perched on the promising flower head. Dsc_0015 Why didn't I take a picture of the plant in full flower?  I guess one of the reasons is that there is so much to look at in the garden in early August that a cream colored, frothy panicle is just a nice backdrop to the carnival of colors elsewhere.  This shrub is not too particular as to soil type and has the standard recommendation of well drained soil in full sun to partial shade.  Mine is in a fairly dry location in partial shade and it blooms profusely.  Love it!  Do any of you have one of these?