The hydrangea has begun is flower. This plant was originally from a florist, given to us by my MIL and FIL after the sudden and unexpected death of our precious cat, Earl Grey, just over six years ago. We planted it as a tribute to him and it has bloomed beautifully every year after that. I had read that it’s difficult to get florist’s hydrangeas to thrive in a garden setting, but we planted it on the south side of the house in a somewhat sheltered location.
Nature Journal: Hydrangea Sketch