When I was a little girl, my grandparents lived right down the block in Richmond Hill, New York. In the middle of their front yard was a huge hydrangea - blue and beautiful. I've loved hydrangeas ever since then. Recently I found the house on Google Earth. No hydrangea - just a paved over area. Why would they do that? Plant something else - the city needs all the greenery it can get - but don't pave it over! You can't even park a car there.
Sometimes I think everything is just going to pot.