During a visit to my hometown of Lockport, N.Y., a place I very rarely set foot in, though it’s only 40 minutes away, I noticed that hydrangea heaven seemed to have set up shop on the very block where I grew up.
Oh, yes, I’m sure you’ll all say stuff like “Oh, yeah, I had that, but I got sick of it and pulled it out,” or “We treat those as weeds where I live,” but I adore hydrangeas and would love to have 2 or 3 of these voluptuous beauties on my property. I wonder how they get them to grow that way? I suppose by trimming, but then how do the trunks get so thick? I don’t know the cultivar (PG types?), and have rarely seen the shrub treated this way. Except on this street. It was late and I didn’t have time to closely examine these, or to question their owners.Elizabeth Licata on August 31, 2008 at 10:00 am, in the category It's the Plants, Darling, Real Gardens.