✯ My first award goes to the best "comeback". After several seasons of lackluster presentatons, Hydrangea macrophylla 'Nikko Blue' came back this past season with the most blooms ever. Following a spectacular opening in June, this hydrangea returned to the stage periodically all summer with fresh, blue flowers.
|Nikko Blue hydrangea|
|B's Knees coneflower|
|Raydon's Favorite aster|
|Purple bearded iris in Florence, Italy|