Hydrangeas Fading Blooms Are Beautiful

When I grew hydrangeas in my New England yard, my favorite time of year was end of summer. The blooms would begin to fade and change color. Sometimes they didn’t look all that great, and at other times the Fall colors could be even more beautiful. I didn’t have pink flowering hydrangeas. Mine bloomed white…

Multi-Color Hydrangea Blooms

I am not familiar with all types of hydrangeas, but I do know that almost all blooms change color at some point. These multi-color hydrangea blooms show how pretty the hydrangea flower can become along the timeline of it’s life. This first picture is mine.  The blue buds of Endless Summer hydrangeas come out as…

Pinky Winky Blooming Timeline

All season I have been photographing my beautiful Pinky Winky hydrangea shrub. Now I am ready to share my pictures, in a blooming timeline, to show the progression of the flower color from spring (summer) through fall. The bush is lopsided because the deer decided that the buds would be a tasty treat (darn deer),…

Hydrangeas at The End of Summer

It’s hard to believe that it is the end of summer now. I recently took some photos of the flowers remaining in bloom in the yard, and the Pinky Winky is one of the hydrangeas that still looks good. Although the many deer that frequent my yard come to eat hydrangea buds and leaves, my…

My Blue, Endless Summer Hydrangea is Blooming!

My blue hydrangea bush is blooming and I want to share my pictures. I went away on a little vacation a couple of weeks ago and when I returned, I found that my gardens were producing some flowers! And my Endless Summer, blue hydrangea had little flowers. I’m always eager to see the color of…

I’m a Little Concerned – Where Are the Flowers?

As i travel around the neighborhood and general area where I live, I see hydrangeas already in bloom.  Just down the road I found a huge Pinky Winky “tree” which is covered in blooms.  (I must get a photo)  But my Pinky Winky is not blooming at all.  Not even any buds are showing.  The…

Where to Find Pictures of Hydrangeas

I take my own pictures of hydrangeas that either grow in my yard or someplace else. I also use images from free stock photography sites. But I don’t use those to create my Zazzle products. Some sites advertise “free” images, but they are only free in certain instances and for particular uses. One site where…

Making Hydrangea Flowers Turn Blue: Lowering the pH

Certain plants need a low pH, or acidic soil to grow and thrive. The hydrangea will do well in any pH – acidic or alkaline – but the soil type will effect the flower color. If you don’t care what color your flowers are, then you will accept the fact that your alkaline soil will…

Hydrangeas and Other Green Wedding Flowers

Many brides will choose a green flower to either enhance their bouquet or be the central theme in the wedding decor. The unusual color of the green hydrangea makes it one of the most popular wedding flowers. The size of the bloom means it can be used alone in a vase and look beautiful decorating…