I'm amazed how fast hydrangea blossoms develop from the earliest buds to full blooms.
There weren't hardly any signs of the earliest flower development on either of my hydrangea bushes until the second week in May.
But after the first buds they started popping up all over the bushes and developing.
I like the way different blooms develop at a different pace with a variety of coloration.
My two hydrangea bushes are not only the same variety they are parent and child.
I was able to separate a baby years ago from the parent bush and plant it in a different part of my garden.
The child bush is almost as big as the parent at this point.
The bush below is the parent.
The next one is the child but it has been on its own for many years now.
I don't remember which individual bush the macro and close-ups are from. Once they are downloaded and on the computer, there is no telling which is which as both bushes have blossoms at different stages.I know the soil acidity is supposed to be a factor in blossoms being blue or pink.
My bushes tend to have blue blossoms when they are fully developed but there is often a little pink mixed in.
The early blooms also tend to start of with some cream colors.
I've been moving chronologically through my shots with the first ones being taken during the second week in May up to the present.
The shot above and the rest were all taken this Saturday.
There is still a lot of variety in terms of blooms that are just starting and ones that are mature.
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