That's right: time to deadhead those hydrangeas.
Know what you should do: plant some sweet peas in a bucket like you planned on doing last year and didn't. Remember that? Bought seeds on a sunny January Saturday then looked up, and it was October already. Wait, no. That was two years ago. Gahd. Well. This would be a fairly easy way to kick off the planning/planting/growing/killing (in your case) season. You could link to that cute P. Allen Smith "Sweet Pea Tee-Pee" idea. You could also dig up that sketch you drew last year. It was a fairly lively how-to drawing. Why dontcha?