I have been patiently waiting for our New England spring weather to cooperate so that I can get back into our garden and start planting for the season ahead! If you know one thing about me, it’s that I love bold pops of color, so I am delighted to partner with my friends at Better Homes & Gardens and Endless Summer® to plant some colorful Summer Crush® hydrangeas in my yard this year.I use our garden for entertaining and photoshoots, so I like the place to be colorful and festive and flexible. The Summer Crush® Hydrangea is a compact garden hydrangea that works well for planting both in the landscape, and in decorative pots. I like to keep a few plants in pots around the garden table area that I can move to fill in blank spots in my garden as décor and help the areas look full when I’m doing various photoshoots! I also plan to plant some of the hydrangeas around my landscape – I love that they bloom all season long and come back year after year – it’s such a great way to add color and depth to my garden area.I’ve focused a lot on my vegetable garden the last few years, and this summer I want to make more of an investment in adding more flowers for our pollinators and creating a lusher garden vibe around the space with tons of flowers – especially ones that will come back year after year. The Summer Crush® Hydrangeas have a really compact shape, so they give a great visual impact while staying neat and tidy in my space. Having the big vibrant flowers in the ground and in pots around our dining area gives the space tons of interest. I love that the Summer Crush® hydrangeas produce such deep raspberry red and neon purple tones – one of the cool things about an Endless Summer® hydrangea is the ability to change the color of the blooms. A soil test from your local nursery can help determine your pH level, which will determine your hydrangea colors. I can’t wait to see how they look as summer rolls on – be sure to visit endlessummerblooms.com to learn more about hydrangeas and how to care for them!

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