Floraspiration, Week 21: In the Pink with Hydrangeas

     Despite my good intentions, I never did spread any aluminum sulfate or potassium around my hydrangeas to lower the soil’s pH and make them bloom blue this year.

Instead, I have got a mass of big deep pink standards and lighter lilac-ish lacecap blossoms that are a joy to behold.  With their lime green stalks, they look ready for a Lilly Pulitzer photo shoot.

     These lush shrubs were purchased at a grocery store years ago to grace the tables of a Christening lunch.  They sat for several years in their pots amongst my mother’s coastal beds before I rescued and planted them along this northeast facing wall.  Now they are thriving despite the constant threat of gluttonous deer, and I have an amazing source of delights for our home and friends.

     Who needs blue when you can be in the pink?

All photos by Avad Fan

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One Comment on “Floraspiration, Week 21: In the Pink with Hydrangeas”

  1. Anne says:

    I agree! I wouldn’t change that color for anything.:-)


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