My Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea has brown spots and hardly any burgundy color

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Vanilla Strawberry bush in zone 7 NC at flowergardengirl.com

Ok so…my Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea has brown spots and hardly any burgundy color. What is the deal right? I first brought mine home in 201o I think…thereabouts..and just could not wait for it to produce strawberry like blooms.

Vanilla Strawberry bush with crepe myrtles

Vanilla Strawberry bush at the craftsman style home of Anna at flowergardengirl.com

The wait became excruciating as the Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea took forever to grow. I got it in a small container and planted in perfect soil. The sun was strong dappled light. Sometimes direct sun. I fertilized it with Holly Tone in the spring and never cut it back.

flowergardengirl.com in zome 7 NC

Vanilla Strawberry bush with Red Knockout bush flowergardengirl.com in zome 7 NC

It grew at a snails pace and then my neighbor cut down his tree so the plant would receive full sun. It grew a bit faster but still really slow compared to say my Limelight hydrangea which grew at break neck speed.

Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea bloom in a soft pink at flowergardengirl.com

Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea bloom in a soft pink at flowergardengirl.com

I never got that burgundy beauty color that Vanilla Strawberry hydrangeas are so famous for….the one pictured on the tag.

Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea bloom in soft pink but not the burgundy as advertised at flowergardengirl.com

Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea bloom in soft pink but not the burgundy as advertised at flowergardengirl.com

Well I learned that here in the South or anywhere you have hot summers, you probably will have a faint pink color as the bloom matures. It’s just how it is. You will also get brown spots as the leaf petal dies.

Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea bloom showing brown spots at flowergardengirl.com

Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea bloom showing brown spots at flowergardengirl.com

 

Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea bloom brown spots

 

Vanilla Strawberry hydrangea bloom

I’m sorry for you and me that we can’t have the beauty is was advertised to have but I still really like the hydrangea. The deer do too. i have to keep Liquid Fence or Deer Off sprayed on it.

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Yankee Candle Fundraiser for the playground at Vienna Baptist Church in Pfafftown, NC

 

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I’m still mending from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome a rare form of shingles

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I’m still mending from a rare form of shingles called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. It’s been 2 years since getting this disorder and it’s been such a challenge. I just wanted to say that I have missed answering so many questions asked on my blog and I am so sorry. I just couldn’t keep up. I’m back to blogging now and will hopefully be gardening in spring 2015. Between now and then I have plans for my porches and of course holiday decorating to share.

I’ve been quilting some and cooking more. I’ve purchased two church cookbooks which have the yummiest of feel good dishes. I know you all love church cookbooks. Send me one of yours if you would care too…I would love that. Just use the contact form above to contact me and I’ll send you my address.

The photo above was taken at a quilt store in Ohio. I took it before I got sick. I still have the material to make the one in the window. It reminds me of my cottage gardens.

I would like to report that the pain in my face is diminishing greatly. I will not be losing my sight thank goodness. My husband has been taking good care of me. He has been wonderful through the whole ordeal.

Hugs to all of you and I miss you very much.

Sewing Machine Gardening

Pomegranate Quilt by Flowergardengirl.com

Sewing machine gardening is what you do when digging in the dirt is not an option. While recuperating from my recent two year battle with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, I’m focusing on home projects that don’t take as much energy. Today I laid out the material for this quilt. I will keep you posted on the progress. It will go in my family room.