Monday, June 18, 2007

Monday Morning Dooley Hydrangea

In full bloom this weekend in my gardens are the Dooley Mophead Hydrangeas. Named for the former football coach and athletic director at the University of Georgia, it produced a huge showing of blue and slightly pink blooms this year. Apparently, Mr. Dooley, a master gardener, found the hydrangea growing in his backyard. He also has a camellia named for him. They grow to about 3-5 feet in height, require little care and are cold-hardy.

"I don't play golf," he said. "Gardening is my golf."
~Vince Dooley~


CFB said...

I love hydrangreas!

Connie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Your hydrangeas are gorgeous...such a lovely mix of soft hues!

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

Your hydrangeas are beautiful. I only have white and green but I think I will have to add some color in there eventually.