This is an astonishing spring for hydrangeas. Have you noticed? Last year, with so much rain, the hydrangea display was short-lived and unimpressive. This year, this morning, incredible! Here we have a photo of my oakleaf hydrangea, five years old almost to the day, and a truly remarkable Mother's Day hydrangea that not only survived its stressful time on the assembly line, but adapted to an outdoor garden in Zone 6 and now, at five feet tall by five feet wide, is thriving. I can't help noticing hydrangeas all over the region. These perennial favorites, literally and figuratively, are big, beautiful and showing off in this lovely spring.