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Plantidote of the Day 2012-08-08

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Hydrangea macrophylla

Blue-tipped green hydrangea

One of the prettiest hydrangeas I've ever seen!

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Submitted by lambert on

... to Plantidotes? I've got a gardening essay coming up, but I don't want to rain on your parade, or whatever the gardening equivalent of a parade might be!

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Submitted by twig on

I can mis-identify them for you, if it will help:-)

Also, I was hoping to hear about their health care system, since you visited a hospital. I've heard stories about people (Americans) going there for all kinds of health issues -- medical tourists, or something like that. Very interesting!

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Submitted by insanelysane on

Twig, It's more fun to mis-identify. Keeps readers on their toes.

Lambert, Thai plants would be very informative. I would love to see some.

The Hydrangea is one of the prettiest. There is such a wild array of them these days. The breeders are getting very creative. I saw one with flower ball as big as a basket ball. It was Hydrangea on 'roids!

Submitted by lambert on

Didn't you just play that card recently? And by recently, I mean "already"?