I have always loved hydrangea.
I had gotten one from Jim for St. Valentine’s Day, but we left it at the Philadelphia house. Three years ago, a neighbor was moving away and offered me her hydrangea.
What a struggle!
It would seem that Jersey creatures, not the Jersey devil, have a happy taste for hydrangea leaves. It was sad: it’s not as if they ate everything- they ate the meat out of the leaf.
Answer solved? Spraying it with Neem oil. That, with TLC helped me nurse it through.
Three years later, and, viola’….a baby blossom.