Hostas, the spires are the flowers
. Some people remove them, others let them bloom, some of the hostas have lovely flowers
. After blooming, then cut down to the bottom of flower
Hydreangea...if you have a pink one, then it depends on it changing colors. Some pink ones stay pink regardless. To make them lavander or purple, I put coffee grounds, apple peels and cores, and citrus fruit on the ground under the plant
. Or you can buy a chemicle to do that. I use the above as it is free. A pink or blue hydrangea will not turn white or any other color, because that is not in their gene pool. If you hate the color, in fall, move it, and put something else there. Do a search on the net for white hydrangea. There is pee gee which is a bush/small tree
. Then there is climbing tree
hydrangeas. Oakleaf hydrangea, white, gets huge. If you want deep purple, then go to starbucks for used coffee grounds to put under your hydrangea. That pink may be clashing with the color of your brick house.