Here in the Northeast the past winter was fairly cold and snowy. The spring was cold and wet. Not such a treat for people [the snow was pretty at least], but the plants are putting on a great display this year as a result. Hydrangeas in particular look good, but maybe that’s because I’m writing this as they are blooming like mad. Every type of hydrangea — whether mophead or lacecap — is looking better than I’ve seen in years.