Saturday, June 15, 2013

Today's Flowers and Weekend Flowers: Hydrangea

My two hydrangeas used to have blue blossoms when they matured.
The parent hydrangea above now has a mix of pink and blue blooms due to changing soil pH.
The blue hydrangea above was subdivided years ago from the original one and the offspring still has all blue blooms when mature.
I guess the soil in my backyard is acidic which is the conditions for blue hydrangeas and the soil in my side yard is becoming more alkaline.
I like the way the hydrangea which now has some pink blooms is a mix of colors.
The mix color bush has pink, purple and blue all jumbled together.
The all blue bush has some white left in some of the blossoms but that's because they are still relative early blooms.
There is still some white left in the mixed colored bush but the white changes to either blue, pink or purple when mature.
In the fall all the blues change to a wine color before turning brown.
I have other flowers I'll feature later but I wanted to show the various shades of my hydrangea blooms this week.


A wondering star said...

So pretty!
Your flowers are such a lovely color!

Jorunn Norge

Liz said...

Pretty hydrangeas.


Karen said...

Gorgeous! I love the pure blue ones!

Gattina said...

I have two of these too ! One blue and one light purple ! They look beautiful when they bloom !

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're lovely!

Une Angevine said...

oh superbe ces hortensias où j'ai une préférence pour le bleu

NatureFootstep said...

this is a gorgeous flower in all stages. :) Thanks for sharing them.

DeniseinVA said...

What a marvelous hydrangea Carver, your photos showcase it beautifully!

Wishing you a happy weekend,
Today’s Flowers
An English Girl Rambles

lotusleaf said...

That blue hydrangea is fantastic!

lina@womens perspectives said...

Wonderful and colorful varieties.

Pat's Addition said...

Deep blue hydrangeas are my personal favorite. Mine are tending to the pink side so I've given them a hit of acid. I hope it works.

Karin M. said...

Sehr schöne Fotos der hübschen Hortensien. Besonders gut gefallen mir die beiden letzten Fotos.
Liebe Grüße, Karin

Tina´s PicStory said...

they are so beautiful in all the colors :) thanx!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I adore hydrangeas and we are lucky enough to see them in bloom when we get to Oregon...they are beautiful in all their stages and it's really cool to have them in more than one color.