I get it.  You either love or detest hydrangeas.  I fall into the former group.  Some find them old-fashioned, even boring, but I beg to differ.  I have an affinity for all things vintage and heirloom. Hydrangeas, for me, encompass both.  They are equally beautiful in bloom as they are dried, but I digress.  I’m here to sway those of you with an aversion to the lovely plant with some exciting, new species.

Everlasting Revolution Big Leaf Hydrangea is a multi-color, ever-changing species.  It evolves from green to pink to purple to blue to red, and it’s a repeat bloomer, so you’ll have color and interest all season long.  Its sturdy stems and large blooms make for perfect bouquets.  They were bred for the cut flower market, so imagine what they’ll do for your home and garden.


Ruby Slippers Oakleaf Hydrangea reach just 3 1/2′ tall as opposed to the standard oakleaf hydrangea at 8-10′.  The blooms change from white to pink with foliage that turns a deep crimson in the fall.


Tuff Stuff Reblooming Mountain Hydrangea bloom on new and old stems, providing a constant flow of flowers all season long.  Pink flowers may look blue in acidic soil and will darken as they mature.


So, what do you think?  You’re in awe, aren’t you?  Maybe even speechless?  I can feel the biases and connotations slowly fading.  These aren’t your grandmother’s hydrangeas after all.  Feeling plucky?  I thought so.  Now, welcome these hydrangeas into your gardens and homes with open arms and spread the good word.

Tomorrow is, of course, Independence Day.  From all of us at Sweeney’s, we wish you a happy and safe 4th of July!

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”

– Elmer Davis


Best wishes,

Kim Sweeney