Thursday, July 12, 2007

Pretty!

I've been taking tons of photos of gorgeous English flowers, but these are NOT from England. No, these fantastic, multi-hued hydrangeas grow in our yard in Rust Belt. Bullock sent me the picture since they hadn't bloomed yet when I left. I love the fact that we never know what we're going to get. I don't remember so many blooms or blue ones in the last couple of years.

6 comments:

Virgo Sis said...

Pretty!

Ancrene Wiseass said...

Those are gorgeous!

meg said...

I've always been told -- although I have some reason to doubt -- that the soil composition is the main determiner of the bloom color, which suggests that something has changed about your plant's environment in the past year.

Dr. Virago said...

Meg, I've heard that too, but how does that produce different colors on the same plant?? (The dark pink flower you can just glimpse in the bottom right is a different plant, but the blue and purple ones are on the same plant.) Hm. Curiouser and curiouser. Bullock probably did fertilize more this year.

meg said...

My guess is that different branches get a different share of the available resources -- but what do I know?

meli said...

nice! it could have been England though, we have thousands of those in leeds at the moment...