This glorious hydrangea bloom appeared a couple of days ago reminding me of that song “lavender’s blue dilly dilly.” This color does seem to be a lavender blue. I enjoy hydrangea bushes because you can choose the color by amending the soil. Our neighbor’s bush has pink blooms. I expect our soil is a little more acidic since it is so perfect for blueberries.
The blooms are even pretty when they dry, keeping their shape as they do so. I have seen people put the dried blossoms into vases. I prefer to leave them on the bush myself. This bush was a housewarming present for friends who didn’t want it. We took the gallon container and my husband planted it next to my playhouse. It happily thrives with little or no attention. That, as you may have gathered from my posts, is my kind of plant!
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Beautiful Elizabeth, hydrangeas are one of my favorites too!
Do they thrive where you are?
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No unfortunately, we have Sandy soil with a black mineral (can’t remember the name at the moment ~ fibro fog) they just don’t like.
We had some where we used to live. We would add things to the soil to have a different color from year to year.
Yes. We used to do that in Oregon or else they would always be blue.
Hydrangeas are beautiful especially the purple color. I am more familiar with the white ones.
Blue hydrangea is my favourite color. How much waterering does it need?
I don’t think very much besides the rain.