Remember a previous post when I was anticipating my hydrangea blooms?
The wait is over!
The bushes are now a riot of pink and blue blooms!
The soil in my area is naturally alkaline. In order for the blooms to be more blue than pink, I have to amend the soil with aluminum sulfate.
My hydrangea bushes are located near the corner of our house where a downspout is also located.
With recent rains, it seems that much of the aluminum sulfate was washed away. Hence, I have pink and blue blooms on one bush, and even a few blooms that are half pink and half blue.
That's perfectly fine with me.
I have never met a hydrangea bloom that I did not love!
If pressed to declare one particular color my favorite,
it would be the deep periwinkle blue.
Coming in a very, very close second
are the pink blooms when they still have a hint of that bright green.
The colors evolve over time, and I never tire of watching them.
It amazes, and also amuses, me how each bloom is composed of many individual blossoms.
Maybe a lesson we should all take to heart -- many coming together, even when not of the same color, to work together and create something beautiful, magical and memorable.
One drawback to my hydrangea bushes is the blooms never seem to last long enough.
That may all be about to change!
The bloom in the photograph above is my newest hydrangea, and one that supposedly will
continue blooming through the summer.
Its blooms are a little different from my beloved mop heads, but lovely still.
In the meantime, I will savor the days of these blooms!