The Ever Changing Hydrangea Flower – August Blooms

Hydrangeas could be called the great, morphing flower.  From the time they bloom in June and July until Fall arrives, the flowers undergo amazing and wondrous changes. My white flowering “Blushing Bride” is showing some unusual color combos as it ages.  The once all-white huge flower is now mostly green with some pink on each…

Watching This White Hydrangea Flower Turn Green

As you can see in my photos below, the hydrangea flower on the plant named “Blushing Bride” is going through a change to green as it ages. It started off white, then began showing cream or ivory colored petals mixed with the white.  Now it’s taking on a definite greenish appearance. However, if your soil…

Learning From Experience – Which Hydrangeas Are Best?

I am still learning about the hydrangeas I planted this spring. They have all surprised me by blooming very nicely. The only one that doesn’t have many flowers is the Pee Gee. What I’ve learned: New hydrangea shrubs will flatten easily in a big rainstorm. After they bloom, it’s even worse as the flowers get…

The Blushing Bride is Taking Off!

I didn’t know what to expect from my newly planted hydrangeas this year, and I am pleasantly surprised! All types – Limelight, Endless Summer, Pinky Winky, Pee Gee and this gorgeous Blushing Bride, are flowering. The Blushing Bride shrub must really love the dirt it’s growing in, because it is taking off. The leaves are…

‘Seaside Garden’ Incorporates Starfish With White Hydrangeas

The white “Blushing Bride” hydrangea shrub is showing off some mighty nice, big, white flowers and I decided that I would try photographing them with starfish for my wedding shops. This is the photo I chose to use – with the background removed, to make the first set of custom stationery for Sandpiper Wedding. I…

How To Propagate Hydrangeas

Propagating means starting a new shrub from an existing one. There are a couple of ways you can do this with hydrangea plants.  Hydrangeas grow quite fast, and within a couple of years you will have a nice size addition to your landscape. Taking stem cuttings, using new growth, sometimes works.  I have not used…

Vases Filled With Light Blue Hydrangeas

Vases with blue hydrangeas- the Endless Summer variety.  It’s not too hard to fill a vase with hydrangea flowers.  Generally they are huge, and one will fill any kind of vase nicely.  Some of my new plants were flattened by a torrential rainstorm we had just after I planted them and they still bloomed, but…

Bloom Hydrangeas, Bloom !!!

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…