My poor Nikko Blue hydrangea started off with strong, beautiful blue flowers
. We went away for about a week, and someone else took care of our pets/plants
, but didn't water it. She did say it rained twice while we were away. Anyway, now it's turned a bit pink (not concerned - I understand alkaline/acidic soil will do this), but most of the flower
heads have browned somewhat. Two heads are still blue. The leaves are still a nice green. I don't know if I'm supposed to deadhead, or what. I don't even know if this is a normal process for the nikko blue. When growing
up we had a hydrangea (may be endless summer?) and it never seemed to fade/brown until fall. May be I just don't remember right.
1. Is this 'normal'? or did my caretaker kill it by not watering
2. Do I deadhead the fading/brownish flowers
? If so, how?