I have always loved hydrangeas. We had them all over the coast in New England when I was growing up, but when we moved to Texas, it was too hot there to grow them. This summer my husband bought me a hydrangea for my little courtyard in back. The flowers had not opened yet, but the tag said it was a blue one. I know that the acidity of the soil determines the color to a great extent, and we have added acid to the soil on a regular basis. When the flowers finally opened, they were a gorgeous shade of…white. For the life of me, I don’t know why I can’t make these flowers turn a color. Any color, at this point! Anyway, for this week’s photo challenge, I leave you with pictures I’ve taken of various hydrangeas in Connecticut. Enjoy.
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Hydrangea is one of my two favorite flower. The other is Peony. Beautiful photos!
I need to look into peony, then. I don’t think I’m familiar with what it looks like, though I know the name.
I love hydrangeas. My daughter was married recently and her bridesmaid had posies which were almost the same colour blue as yours. She also had them in small square glass vases as table decoration.
Isn’t that the most gorgeous shade of blue? What a lovely choice for a bridesmaid’s flowers.
Stunning. Love blue too!
Thank you, Winsomebella. Wish they were in my yard.
That last one is a view from your backyard, right? Definitely my favorite one of the the three, but they are all beautiful.
Um, yes. From our back yard. Glad you recognized it, Daughter.
SO beautiful! Love the color!
That’s what I’m aiming for, Leah. Hope I have some hydrangeas left after the storm.
It always feels good seeing colorful flowers! One of the many beautiful gifts of nature! 🙂 Nice photos but my most favorite goes to the last photo! 🙂
I like that one, too, LTF, because it shows the sea.
So pretty! I love hydrangeas too. We have two blue ones (don’t want to make you jealous 😉 ) One bloomed beautifully and one not so much. Go figure. When your ‘estate gardener’ gets done at your house, send him to mine, please. 🙂
I don’t know, Mama. My estate gardener has so much to do…
Gorgeous. My grandfather used to have hydrangea bushes. Made me smile to see these. Thanks!
Happy my pictures evoked that memory, SC. Thanks
I never was able to get a hydrangea to live. I’d like to blame it on the soil, but I tried to grow them at 3 differences places and they all died.
Your photos are lovely. I figure hydrangea are the type of flower that changes colors with the type of soil. I’ll bet your white one is pretty when it blooms.
Yes, E.C., it is pretty. It’s just not BLUE!
Apparently I could grow hydrangeas here, yet I’ve never done so. Your photos inspire me to try growing some!
They are one of my favorite flowers, Margie. You should try.
Gorgeous, gorgeous! They were the primary flower in the wedding of our #2 daughter…blue and white.
Well, I could have contributed the white. Thanks, Georgette.
Gorgeous! Your camera must be a doozy. Do people even use that word anymore? Well it takes awesome pics and your photography skills are amazing lady.
Just saw this comment, Julie. Glad I checked my spam! For some reason, your new blog is coming through as spam. Hope I fixed it so it doesn’t keep happening. Thanks for the comment about my photography skills. I actually don’t know how to properly use my camera. I think I just have a good eye. Imagine what I could do if I actually took time to read the manual!
Those will look just lovely near your newly landscaped home 🙂
Yes, we’ll have the gardeners put them in!