My hydrangea shrubs are blooming! The Blushing Bride is mostly white with a slight green tint. Maybe the pink color will show up later. That is part of the fun in growing hydrangeas – they tend to change color as they age. They don’t bloom and die and look hideous, they bloom and gradually dry out on the stem, changing slowing day to day.
My blue hydrangea is full of light blue flowers. It’s really pretty – even though our torrential rainstorm from a couple weeks ago flattened the stems. The shrub itself is quite small, but it’s giving me some gorgeous photos and pretty color for the front yard. Can’t wait to see it next year, when it should be larger and more amazing.
Still to come is the Pinky Winky, which has tiny buds just beginning. I don’t think the Pee Gee or the Limelight (I have 2) will have flowers this year, but I am happy with what I am seeing. The white flower on the Blushing Bride is huge.