I can't believe it! And I really need to crow about this. I finally have a bloom (at least the beginning of one) on my Endless Summer Hydrangea. I have spent practically the national debt trying to grow hydrangeas. I've seen them (not often) in my city and have tried everything and everyplace I could think of to grow them. I had finally decided that I would just have to buy a large plant every year and treat it as an annual. But still I'm challenged. This cute little darling is now appearing. It has been in this location (east-facing) for three... yes, that's 3 years and is finally showing signs of life. Last year it didn't bloom at all. Now it is about 10" tall. I have babied it, I have talked nicely to it, I have cussed it, and at last!!! I even planted a companion (coneflower) in front of it to block out the hot afternoon sun, and Sweet Woodruff around it's base to keep in in moisture and give it company. Guess I'll have to hold a shower tonight... heavy rains are expected. Last night (middle) we had a very strange lightning display to the north and east. The whole room kept exploding like flashbulbs. It was really kind of frightening. Some rain, but thank goodness no hail. Hope we are as lucky tonight.