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Old 01-01-2011, 05:59 PM
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Frozen In Time?


I just can't believe I am still seeing this. The plant began it's bloom the middle of May of this year. Now the blooms were a bit different initially but has transpired to what you see. These pictures were taken today.


'Shooting Star' Hydrangea
The plant just doesn't quit. , hey, and I'm glad. Any Shooting Star Hydrangea growers out there experiencing this or has seen this type of thing in the past?

I also noticed this and have been for quite some time as well.


Seed pod of my double white Datura. Doesn't look like any seeds for a while yet and has been this way for some time as well.

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Old 01-01-2011, 08:31 PM
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I really like your pictures and the plant is beautiful. I do not know anything about Daturas however.

My hydrangea acted really weird this year also. The blooms turned several different color shades and flowered with color until the first snow. The plant is over 40 years old and had never acted its way before.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:37 PM
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That is sure a beauty.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:24 PM
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Beautiful, not familar with either plant, but it looks like the blooms are turning into leaves? Weird.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:25 PM
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Cool, Hydrange are so pretty.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:44 PM
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SwampLady, thanks! Wow, a 40 year old hydrangea? Whew, what variety? I bet they are beautiful. Would love to see pictures of them. My 'shooting star' is potted,lives outside, and is three years old. First year it did this. It almost looks artificial it's so pretty.

Hi Star, thanks dear. Glad to see you. How is your 'Malissa White' doing?

fearadyn, , sort of, but they are flowers.

Hi PUD, thanks. I do love hydrangeas. Most of the time, we don't need to worry about them in New Orleans as they tolerate down to 19 or 20 degrees without covering. We rarely get down that low, luckily and thankfully.
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Old 01-04-2011, 02:00 AM
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Flowerdazed,,thats beautiful..Thanks for sharing..Just a nice thing to see,Love the blooms.lol.
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Old 01-04-2011, 03:56 AM
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Opps~ meep
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:57 PM
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Thanks GOE! Sure perks the courtyard up at this time seeing it every day front and center as I can see it out of my kitchen window. I'm curious to know just how long I will see this. LOL I noticed today several of the leaves are starting to turn a red hue.

fearadyn, that's okay dear. But I tell you, the flowers are a bit different.

I'm not quite sure how long it will take for the datura pod will ripen, if it does.
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:24 PM
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Looked around in the garden and spotted a wannabe finally ripening.

Took quite a bit of time, now to catch the seeds when the pod opens.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:28 PM
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Shooting star hydrangea


I saw one today for the first time............it is beautiful........is it something you can get a start of??????????? Happy New Year
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:42 PM
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Very nice It looks so real that it looks fake.. Something like the fakes we buy for the christmas decos here
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:34 PM
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Hi mamaofmany and bali, never saw the datura pod open. last year. As far as my shooting star hydrangea goes, she did not put on the show she did a year ago, but, she is still living and I think may do well once more in the future.
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:56 PM
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Play it safe an attach something to the pod to catch the seeds if you forget.
Like a mesh close knit bag.Put it over the pod an rubber band on it ?/

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Old 01-01-2012, 06:59 PM
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I know, I should have done that, messed up I guess. It seemed the pod was there for so long, guess I plum forgot about it.
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