It's hydrangea season here at my happy home.
This morning I finished watering my flowers and decided to bring in a few of these beauties to enjoy in the house. Once I got them all in vases, I thought you might like to enjoy them too.
I hope you will find something you like.
We have a new pink and white variety this year.
It's called a Peppermint Hydrangea and is supposed to be a repeat bloomer. Woo Hoo! I hope to see plenty of them all summer.
I planted one on either side of my arbor. One is definitely pink & white, but the other one ...
looks a bit more purple and white to me.
Hydrangea colors are influenced by the amount of acid in the soil.
These two hydrangeas are probably 5 feet away from each other, so I wouldn't think the acid content of the soil would be too different.
I guess it's just one of the many mysteries of gardening.
In this case I'm not bothered a bit as I think they are both beautiful.
But then I'm rather partial to hydrangeas.
We have big ones and ...
As you might have guessed, there are plenty of blue ones too.
When I first moved here I planted 8 Nikko Blue Hydrangeas (4 in each corner of the backyard). That was 13 years ago and now 4 of them are in such deep shade they barely bloom. Since then I have added 3 of the repeat blooming type and really like being able to enjoy them all season long.
I think one of my favorite things about hydrangeas, other than the gorgeous colors, is that it doesn't take a lot of flowers to create a sizable bouquet. They also last quite a while as a cut flower and dry beautifully too.
One thing I know for sure...
we'll be enjoying hydrangeas until the cows come home.
As I'm typing this post the sky has darkened and the thunder is rumbling... I'm going to dash now and turn off the computer.
Heading for the living room with a good book. My very favorite thing to do during a summer rainstorm.
What are you up to today?