Hello, my name is Renee and I'm new to gardening but trying hard to develop a green thumb I purchased several Hydrangeas and I'm trying to decide if I should plant them or put them in pots. I was hoping you could help me make the best choice for the plants.
First, for a little background, I'm located in Houston so we're hot all summer long. 90+ degrees plus high humidity. My backyard is shaded by a pecan tree in summer/fall, but winter and spring the whole yard is in full sun past 9am.
I read that morning sun and afternoon shade was preferably, but in my backyard there is very little morning sun, shade in the afternoon when the pecan tree is covered in leaves, and some sun in the late evening.
The varieties that I have are Snow Queen, Waterfall Fuji, Endless Summer, Twist and Shout, and Penny Mac. I was wandering around Houston Garden Center on their 70% off sale
I attached pictures of the yard. Do you think the dappled shade areas would be sufficient for the plants to bloom nicely? And would they be okay during the rest of the year when they'd get full sun when the pecan drops its leaves? The area by the where the sidewalk branches and goes to the left is an area that seems to get good dappled sun for at least an hour, but is it too close to the trees?
If nowhere is ideal should I just put them in pots so I can move them as needed to keep some shade?
Thank you very much for all your help!