Skip to content
July 11, 2009 / Bo Mackison

Hydrangea

A Bit of Purple, A Bit of Blue

A Bit of Purple, A Bit of Blue

I always think of hydrangea as a family flower. My grandmother and great-grandmother both grew hydrangea in their backyards, and the hydrangea kept company with bleeding heart, columbine, and roses. Not tea roses, but the old-fashioned vine roses, or climbing roses, that would cover the trellises with masses of blooms by summer’s end.

9 Comments

  1. Anna Surface / Jul 11 2009 7:42 am

    Great capture in detail. I really like the papery-look-feel of the Hydrangea… and of course, the lovely colors. I haven’t grown hydrangea in my yard… yet. :)

  2. burstmode / Jul 11 2009 8:59 am

    These have been hard to grow this summer. The heat came so early, they never had a chance. I love the delicate shades of blue and purple in this photo.

  3. montucky / Jul 11 2009 10:07 pm

    Nice capture! The blossoms look as though they were freshly washed, starched and pressed just for the photo!

  4. edvatza / Jul 12 2009 7:51 am

    Reminds me of childhood when my grandmother had Hydrangeas around the house. Beautiful memories brought on by a beautiful post.

  5. bookbabie / Jul 12 2009 9:33 am

    My new favorite flower! We planted three limelights in front and three similar to the one you photographed in back. They bloom so long, it’s great. I haven’t taken pics yet of mine, but I think I will, good shot:)

  6. Marcie / Jul 12 2009 10:42 am

    Exquisite detail. Love the soft color.

  7. Debi / Jul 14 2009 10:18 am

    Simply beautiful.

  8. iheartfilm / Jul 14 2009 11:19 pm

    I’ve always had a thing for hydrangeas. And the best part is, you can change their color by messing with the soil. It’s like playing God.

  9. Robin / Jul 16 2009 10:35 am

    Beautiful. :)

    My husband has been trying to grow hydrangeas for years and hasn’t had much luck with them.

Comments are closed.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 27 other followers

%d bloggers like this: