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…

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…

The Green Flowers of the Limelight Hydrangea

The Limelight hydrangea (paniculata) is popular for it’s size and stunning, large white flowers that become light green.  The shrub will grow to be very large (8-9 feet tall and can be pruned into a tree) and the blooms last from mid-summer through Fall when the flowers may change color becoming pinkish. The best thing…

Growing Green Hydrangeas

There are a couple of ways to end up with green hydrangeas in your yard. I say “end up with” because to my knowledge most hydrangea flowers don’t start off being green, but turn green at some point. The blue flowers on my shrub would naturally turn light green with shades of lavender once the…

Green Flowers Are Popular

Usually toward the end of the growing season, the hydrangea flowers on the bush in my front yard will take on a greenish hue. It’s a very odd color for a flower, and has proved to be a popular choice in my wedding store for invitations and matching stationery and stickers. In the photo below…

Green Hydrangea Flowers

At the end of the growing season, which is September or October where I live in New Hampshire, the hydrangea blooms have turned some unusual colors. Depending on the fertilizer and summer weather, the flowers can be bright blue or more of a pinkish green and fade to dark purple or green. It’s what I…