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Thursday, May 27, 2010

My Hydranga Bush

My hydranga is bloming.  It's kinda purple/lavender/blue.  I love the blue color and that is what I am aiming for.  I always forget what they need to make them blue.  I think it is an acidic soil.

Some of the blooms are drooping because they are so heavy.  I cut them and   put them in a vase on my table.

This is the bed where my hydranga  is planted.  Actually, I  stuck it there just until I found the 'right' place for it. That was 4 years ago and it's doing so well I will leave it there.  This space was going to be my herb garden.  And I do have Rosemary, Parsley and Basil along with Mint (what was I thinking there?).  And some plants that attract butterflys.   Along the back are several Passion Flower vines.
I love this plant.  It is very old fashioned!

This is my Flaunt Your Flowers post for this week. 
Thank you Tootsie.  Visit her for lots of lovely flowers.


  1. Very nice. Fertilizers with high levels of phosphorus helps prevent aluminum from creeping into the hydrangea system, leaving them pink. High potassium will help it remain blue. Plant some near a sidewalk or concrete foundation, the lime leaching out will keep them pink. (just saying)

  2. Whoops... lost my comment so I'll try again... your hydrangea looks very good... in our neutral soil, I sometimes apply copperas (ferrous sulphate) to achieve the blue coloration.... if the color is important to you, application about the root zone of the plant, can be done on the first of each month during the growing season to acidify the soil... Larry

  3. Your roses are beautiful and your gardens are my favorite...very cottagy looking. Love it!


  4. Thanks!! I will get to my nursery and get some copperas to turn them blue! The old plantations north of the Baton Rouge area have rows of blue hydrangea and I love them.

  5. Well I see you have gotten plenty of advise on your Hydrangea so I'll hold onto my 2 cents worth...lol & just tell you everything looks Wonderful. Have a Wonderful Holiday Weekend!:)

  6. Jeannie your hydrangea is beautiful with its many colors. Hydrangeas are one of my favorites and this looks like a good year for them here too after getting now blooms last year.
    Passion flowers have the strangest but pretties flowers.
    Have a great weekend.

  7. Love your Hydrangea - they are quite amazing! Thanks for sharing this Paula in Idaho

  8. Wow! My Hydrangea is going to take at least another month before it blooms...yours definitely likes where you put it.

  9. lovely hydrangea to flaunt today.


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