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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ABC Wednesday: H is for hydrangea


H is for hydrangea and below is a shot of one of my hydrangea blossoms in last summer's heat.

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This time of year my hydrangea bushes only have a few little green leaves.
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However, they are beginning to awaken from their wintry state.
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The hydrangea in the second shot is a baby I separated from the hydrangea in the third shot.
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Above is a shot of the baby I took last summer. As you can see baby Hydrangea grew up to be an adult. Below is a shot of its parent from last summer.
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The parent hydrangea keeps shooting out babies that block the entrance into my garden. I wish I was still strong enough to dig them up but it takes strength to separate clingy babies from parents.
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I like the way the colors change and are varied through the growing season.
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It will be about 3 or 4 months before the hydrangea blossoms are in full bloom but they get green in a hurry. Below is a shot from early May of last year and the hydrangea is the green bush on the right.
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31 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Carver!
Amazing set of pictures, I love the blue colour, your hydrangeas are magnificent!
Léia

Gigi Ann said...

The color of that blue Hydrangea I beautiful. Great group of pictures of your garden. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures with us today.

Jedediah said...

Lovely colours. Your garden looks beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, they are so gorgeous!! I love all of them, but I'm particularly enchanted with blue ones! I got some great shots of our neighbor's blue ones last summer. Terrific shots as always and perfect for the H Day!! Have a great week, Carver!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Hydrangea is special and I also like how the colours change :)

Roger Owen Green said...

Can't wait fotr Lily H. to see these!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Mama Zen said...

What a stunning blue!

Kay L. Davies said...

Beautiful hydrangea blossoms, Carver. Too bad you can't have someone else dig up the "babies" - maybe you could advertise "free hydrangea bushes, U-Dig"!!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

chubskulit said...

Great choice for letter H. Gorgeous shots.

Have a peek on my letter H, see you.

Ms. Burrito said...

So pretty!

Hygiene, hearty treats, and a hat

VioletSky said...

beautiful hydrangeas

Leslie: said...

Hydrangeas are one of my favourite flowers, especially to photograph. There are so many varieties of colours, etc. These are beautiful!

Leslie
ABCW Team

photowannabe said...

Lovely flowers and such a perfect choice for the letter H.

caite said...

all lovely, but especially that next to last one, the white with a hint of green...so nice.

EG Wow said...

WOW! Your hydrangea is gorgeous in bloom!

Kim, USA said...

I am looking forward to my one and only hydrangea too. Love the purple color one of my favorite.
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Wanda said...

Beautiful capture of the Hydrangea. Love the blue and lavender ones. When my youngest daughter got married, her bouquet was one huge blue hydrangea.

In fact, I have posted my watercolor of blue and lavender hydrangeas for one of my H's today. Looks like one of your photos.

Rajesh said...

These flowers are beautiful and colorful.

Hildred and Charles said...

Love hydrangeas - they are so spectacular and the colours so varied and beautiful. I have a nice dried bouquet from my daughter's garden that is about five years old and still gorgeous.

Tumblewords: said...

Exquisite! What a gorgeous spot you have!

Jingle said...

impressive blue flowers.

Indrani said...

Whoa! This is SO beautiful!

Mar said...

I love hydrangeas!! beautiful shots of your flowers and garden, Carver. Enjoy your day.

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☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

I like the blue color, lovely

Say Hi to my Horse, my entry for H.

TYRA said...

Lovely, I would love to have on of those in the garden, especially a blue one.

Tyra

Cildemer said...

Wow! Very beautiful set of pics! Love the blue Hydrangea! I've got a pink one but it's still sleeping!

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Have a nice and happy week****

srp said...

I am glad to see that yours also have only small leaves. I planted mine in a shade garden near the foundation of the house and thought the cold would be ok since it is usually good even further north. But, it looked so awful a few weeks back... now I can see the leaves starting to fill back in. It is a Citiline Rio and is supposed to be deep purple with green in the center. However, I was confused and thought the purple would appear with basic soil, so I added finely pulverized egg shells ground to a powder... and then found that it really wanted acidic soil to be deep purple. My flowers ended up a wonderful pink and that was ok. I have changed up the soil amendments and hopefully they will do better this year... only their second.

Nydia said...

Gorgeous Hydrangeas, Carver! I'm in love with the blue shade!!

Thanks for sharing this.

Kisses from Nydia.

ChrisJ said...

Gorgeous blue hydrangeas! Glad yours are on their way to flowering again.

Vinay said...

I think your hydrangea shots would make a lovely calming sight to a tensed mind :) thank u for sharing, Carver!

Vinay @ I Rhyme Without Reason

Pheno Menon said...

Gorgeous !!

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