We had a late frost this year that absolutely decimated the new leaves on my beloved hydrangea bushes in early spring. I was very afraid that that it would destroy my chances for blooms this summer, but that wasn't the case! They are loaded with deep purple flowers.
The past few Sundays I have spent a little time with a sweet little girl in our church watering the bushes during coffee hour and I really noticed that things were getting overwhelming. I decided to just go for it and prune some of the foliage and flowers to enjoy indoors and I am so glad that I did! The bushes look really healthy now and though I plan to prune more as the blooms fade, I think that things looks so much more refined with some of the growth removed.