Ok, can you tell that I like Hydrangeas? This is a photo of one hydrangea in my backyard. I have a couple differant varieties, and I highly recommend the 'Forever Bloom' if you are shopping for a new shrub. I have a couple other varieties but they don't seem to bloom as much, take the heat, live as long as a cut flower indoors, or even dry down as well. The dried blooms can be just as pretty as the fresh new blooms!
Here is a photo that show a fresh new bloom and an older dried bloom. I really enjoy watching the colors fade from the bright pink to the pale green!