I could hear the hedge trimmers before I even saw the landscapers last Friday. When I left that morning to head off to my part-time job they were on the other side of the condo community.
Shortly after noon, when I arrived home, they had made their way over to my area. As I heard them coming, I ran out, grabbed my little clippers and clipped the few hydrangea blooms I had this year.
Out of my three bushes, only one had blooms this year. Another one that looked sickly (and that I posted wondering what was going on with it) is looking better now.
Since I wasn’t sure if they were cutting back perennials as well, I wanted to make sure I got my hydrangea blooms in the house to enjoy. I cut them off while the landscapers were just a few bushes away.
These are about all I had this year. I think I may have cut two blooms off in July, but otherwise I left them alone.
Such beautiful Fall colors to what are pink hydrangeas when they first bloom. I shall enjoy these and hope they will dry naturally so I might be able to keep them.
And, while I will be grateful that I had these blooms to enjoy, I will still hope that my bushes will have more abundant blooms next year.