The good news is, I now have my own and don’t have to think about thievery anymore. I have blooms on four of the seven shrubs. I planted last year–I guess you can’t have everything. However, I think I know why- they others ones are not blooming—our next-door neighbor Sandy’s house is blocking the sun and this puts me in a little bit of a quandary! Hydrangeas, after all, like their morning sun.
And for my lacecap –this was pink when I bought him-I have soil issues!
My neighbor's oak-leaf hydrangeas -which I admire from my porch!