i had never seen a hydrangea before coming out to vancouver for a visit in july, 2006. holy cats, they are so beautiful. they’re one of my favourite garden-flowers and a delight to work with in arranging–you can use them for really interesting asymmetrical bouquets, or as the base for a posy. basically, i love them. they are a kind of unique flower in that their colour is dependent on the ph of the soil. if you want to read about how to change the colour of your hydrangea, check out this handy guide.
this summer i got a vibrant fuchsia one & i’m really excited to see if it blooms to be a different colour next year! i’m hoping for a purplish blend, or maybe mixed pink and blue blossoms, but my plant may be too small for such variety. either way, i will have to let it grow a few more years before it’s sturdy enough to experiment with.