Hydrangea

A Bit of Purple, A Bit of Blue

A Bit of Purple, A Bit of Blue

I always think of hydrangea as a family flower. My grandmother and great-grandmother both grew hydrangea in their backyards, and the hydrangea kept company with bleeding heart, columbine, and roses. Not tea roses, but the old-fashioned vine roses, or climbing roses, that would cover the trellises with masses of blooms by summer’s end.

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Comments

  1. Great capture in detail. I really like the papery-look-feel of the Hydrangea… and of course, the lovely colors. I haven’t grown hydrangea in my yard… yet. πŸ™‚

  2. Great capture in detail. I really like the papery-look-feel of the Hydrangea… and of course, the lovely colors. I haven’t grown hydrangea in my yard… yet. πŸ™‚

  3. These have been hard to grow this summer. The heat came so early, they never had a chance. I love the delicate shades of blue and purple in this photo.

  4. These have been hard to grow this summer. The heat came so early, they never had a chance. I love the delicate shades of blue and purple in this photo.

  5. Nice capture! The blossoms look as though they were freshly washed, starched and pressed just for the photo!

  6. Nice capture! The blossoms look as though they were freshly washed, starched and pressed just for the photo!

  7. edvatza says:

    Reminds me of childhood when my grandmother had Hydrangeas around the house. Beautiful memories brought on by a beautiful post.

  8. My new favorite flower! We planted three limelights in front and three similar to the one you photographed in back. They bloom so long, it’s great. I haven’t taken pics yet of mine, but I think I will, good shot:)

  9. Exquisite detail. Love the soft color.

  10. Simply beautiful.

  11. I’ve always had a thing for hydrangeas. And the best part is, you can change their color by messing with the soil. It’s like playing God.

  12. I’ve always had a thing for hydrangeas. And the best part is, you can change their color by messing with the soil. It’s like playing God.

  13. Beautiful. πŸ™‚

    My husband has been trying to grow hydrangeas for years and hasn’t had much luck with them.

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