Saturday, May 18, 2013

Blue Hydrangeas


This is a repeat posting of this mosaic of blue hydrangeas (originally posted June, 2010).


What made me dig into the archives to find this ? On a walk not long ago, I noticed the hydrangea bush which was quite large had been cut down.  The last time I noticed it, it was normal/healthy looking, and I was looking forward to its beautiful blooms again this year. Don't know the reason  it was cut down, and I am disappointed to see it gone.

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Glenda

19 comments:

Diane said...

Love hydrangeas! I tried growing a couple but never had any luck :( Visiting fom MHC.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh no! I can't believe it was cut down. Those blues are just gorgeous, Glenda. Why on earth would they cut it? Do you think it froze hard and had to be cut?

Several years ago, we went to visit my cousin in Martha's Vineyard, and I couldn't believe the color of the blue hydrangeas there. They were the deepest shade of blue I've ever seen and simply gorgeous and blooming in profusion. I was mesmerized so I understand your love of these gorgeous flowers.

Mr. Magpie's grandmother had HUGE bushes, and they would bloom in different colors. You have to change the soil PH to get them to do that. I forget what blue requires, but it's the opposite of what pink requires. I haven't had much luck growing them in Florida, but I dearly love them.

Yesterday, we planted pintas, delphinium (an amazing blue and a plant that will probably last all of about fifteen minutes), and a variety of bedding plants. Now, the trick is to keep them alive in the heat of the summer. ;-)

Here's hoping the hydrangeas somehow come back!

XO,

Sheila

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh how sad, I love hydrangeas! Would love to have tons of them, I only have 2 bushes, hoping they produce blooms this year, we're about a month behind here. fondly ~lynne~

Claudia said...

Oh no! It's so sad to see something beautiful cut down. Sorry! Lovely photos, Glenda.

Thanks so much for joining in this week.

xo
Claudia

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Maybe it will grow back?? We just planted some this year, and I really hope they make it. Mine are pink, and gorgeous...so far!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

They're gorgeous! I love hydrangeas and really wish I could get them to grow here. Our soil is rock hard and they can't take the heat in our backyard. Thanks for sharing again:-)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Aww, I wonder why they cut it down. Love hydrangeas they're one of my favorite shrubs.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh how sad! Hopefully they will plant a replacement soon.

Have a gorgeous day!

Cheryl said...

I love hydrangeas... although I don't have any in my yard. Hmmm I should get some, duh! I have heard that if you stick a rusty nail in the soil by the roots, it changes the color of some of the flowers. I need a plant and a rusty nail and I'm all set! ;-)

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

Aren't they just gorgeous? How sad to cut one down. I have one small blue bush, not nearly this brilliant. I wanted it to get really big but it has been here a few years and never gets any bigger!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Glenda, that's too bad that it was cut down. I love hydrangeas, and your mosaic of them is gorgeous. laurie

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love hydrangea's, especially the blue ones!
I have a couple, I hope they do well this summer.
Maybe you can plant one in memory of that one?
Hugs,
Cindy

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I adore hydrangea's, especially the blues. Sorry the one you've admired on your walks has been cut down.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Hydrangeas are my favorite flower. I love seeing all the variations of colors!

Leann said...

Aww that's sad - I hate to see a plant die or the way some people edit their gardens. Love the blue of those in the photos!

xo

xinex said...

Those hydrangeas are gorgeous. How disappointing that they cut them...Christine

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Too bad about the hydrangea bush - they are beautiful. I can only grow very hardy varieties here.

Pat said...

I hate to hear the hydrangea was cut down.
Our Endless Summers never have been blue. We need to amend the soil to see if we can get blue. There are no buds at all yet. I am wondering if they are suffering from last year's drought. The Oak Leaf Hydrangea is loaded with buds.

Linda Primmer said...

Beautiful hydrangeas. Would be so sad to see them cut down, Thanks for sharing these beauties again.