I love climbing hydrangea but I don’t think I could handle this kind of exuberance. Spotted at the Dunn Gardens, Seattle.


Posted by on July 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm, in the category Uncategorized.
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7 responses to “Yikes!”

  1. Deirdre says:

    There’s one like that at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden south of Seattle. they like it here.

  2. Kaveh says:

    Very impressive. My favorite will always be the one at Skylands Botanical Garden in NJ. It is climbing the front of a big tudor mansion with a Schizophragma on the other side of the door.

  3. Abby says:

    At first I thought you were saying you love to climb hydrangea…

  4. Marie Tulin says:

    I like puns but missed that (unintentional) one. Funny thought.

  5. Titou says:

    I did not know about the hydrangea, In any case it looks impressive.

  6. Ailsa says:

    I love these too, but that’s a good picture to show someone who thinks it can grow on a 5′ fence and then stop. They can and will take over the world if given the opportunity. :c)

  7. tibs says:

    My climbing Hydrangia is old, I got it from White Flower Farm, back in the day when they were one of the few places that offered it. It is on the detached 2 car brick garage. If I let it, it would eat the garage. Each year I trim out a pick-up truck load and it doesn’t even phase it. For a few years it was the japanese beetles’ choice for consumption (one of the few times I resorted to bug spray. I sprayed the hydrangia and the beetles dropped, sounding like the patter of rain. It was a joyous sound). They stripped it of its leaves in July, it came right back.