Grace), I have three plants scattered around the yard. I have one by the pond that blooms incessantly and another that has never, ever bloomed for me. And while any other plant would get yanked for that very reason, I let it be, hoping that someday it will surprise me.
I have a third hydrangea on the side of the house that, for years, never gave me a bloom either--until last year when it popped one lone blossom. Like the prodigal frog returning, there was lots of dancing and hootin' and hollerin', AND lots of photo snappin'. Oh, there was such fuss that it decided to bloom again this year--a LOT.
I'm not sure what lit it's fire, but this plant is absolutely gorgeous. Maybe it needed some time to mature or perhaps it was all the attention it got with that one flower, but it is crazy pretty. And I think I tell it that every time I go around that corner of the house. I'm convinced now that they like a little attention.
Too bad the other one is on the opposite side of the house, I would think it would hear the fuss and work on a blossom of its own. It's pressure time for the other non-bloomer--it's time to up its game. Or face the shovel.
There may just have to be a little conversation with the non-performer.