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?


  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

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

  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.

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