Again, a two-week span is represented here. And the blue hydrangea has stayed blue! It turns out that Vic added the fertilizer that we bought last year to the soil for this year. That fertilizer contains whatever element it is that is required for making a hydrangea blue: copper? aluminum?
The anemone bloomed quite early this year. The two weeks span bud, bloom, and past full bloom. I hope, still, to have a pink anemone bloom before September.