Friday, March 28, 2014

Will They or Will They Not?



 When I went outside with Lucy the this morning for her,
"I'm going to sniff around the entire yard to see who may have
traveled  through my space overnight", I took with me the container
where I dump used coffee grounds and crushed egg shells, saved for the week. 
I add some water to the mix and take the old red Folgers container,
filled with this mixture, outside to the garden
to dump around the hydrangea bushes.  

I am seeing some green shooting up from the bottoms of most of the bushes,
now that the snow has melted, but I am worried that this weird,
extremely cold winter may have damaged the buds for
the flowers on the old growth.  I have 2 of the newer endless bloom bushes,
but the rest are the older variety which have the blooms
form on last season's growth.

So, I guess it will be a wait and see.
Did the flower buds freeze and will not bloom
or have they survived?



4 comments:

  1. Pat, I am going to try that. I knew those things were good for roses. I'll post if I get some wonderful hydrangeas. Blessings for a great weekend, xoxo,Susie

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  2. I'm wondering the same...I hope all the snow didn't harm the buds. We'll soon see! xo

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  3. Thank you for the wonderful reminder about the coffee grounds and the egg shells.
    My grandmother used to do the same thing in a coffee can!

    Enjoyed visiting, and I am a new follower.

    As soon as it cools down this afternoon, I am off to work in my garden.
    It is already in the high 80's here in South Texas.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint blog

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