Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Shooting Star’

This is not an out-of-season post even though hydrangeas normally do not bloom in winter. I bought this elegant lace-cap just before Christmas. It now resides in the home of a dear friend and neighbour who will transplant it to her garden in the spring. I will remember this plant for many reasons but especially because not a single petal was damaged while it was stored in the trunk of my car during an unexpected tow home on Christmas Eve.