This "Snow Queen" oak leaf hydrangea that I planted in September of 2005 is really putting on a show this year. Over the course of the last 2 weeks it's been a lot of fun to watch the progress.
I decided I needed my very own oak leaf hydrangea after seeing one on a garden tour years ago. Somehow, this turned out to be the perfect spot and the plant has done exactly what I wanted it to do. I can not believe that it has almost been 10 years since we moved in here and I started a new garden. I guess it's time to stop saying "the new house".
I pulled the garden journal down tonight to help me remember the proper name for the oak leaf hydrangea. It was so small when I planted it. I of course had to look at the whole journal and then run downstairs and show it to Chris too. There has been no documentation of any garden activity for 3-4 years now, but boy I am glad I captured the very beginnings. I think a 10 year update will be in order this summer so in 2025 I can look back again with as much fun as I've had tonight.