Love the blue!

“Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight.”  (John Ruskin) Mophead hydrangea   Lacecap hydrangea   Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Late Bloomer

The blue hydrangea flowers are fading into muted purples at the arrival of autumn. But today I saw fresh blooms.   And maybe there will be even more. In the garden of life, late bloomers are especially beautiful  (Susan Gale)

Hydrangea: The “Water Barrel” Flower

Our hydrangeas didn’t bloom last year, possibly because of a late frost.  This year, all of the hydrangeas are in beautiful bloom. The name hydrangea comes from the Greek hydor which means water and angos which means jar or vessel.  This roughly translates to “water barrel,” referring to the cup-shaped flowers and the plant’s need for plenty…