Thursday, May 21, 2009


What can you say about hydrangea that comes close to describing its beauty? If I were a poet, I'd write a poem!


Kathleen Scott said...


Your soil is acidic or did you have to do a special planting bed?

A hydrangea wouldn't last more than a year here in the hill country.

Donald's Garden said...

Actually our soil is rather alkaline. I've wanted to add some acidic amendments so that I would have blue flowers, but have heard in our area they would revert back to pink anyway. I'm surprised you can't grow them in the hill country.

Bluestem said...

You should try the TX native Oakleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia. It should do fine if you don't let it dry out or let it get too much sun.

If you try to make a garden hydrangea blue in alkaline soils, it will usually turn an unattractive muddy blue color, although I have seen plants with blue and pink flowers.

By the way, hello. I have been reading your blog for a while and finally decided make my presence known. I have an infrequently updated blog that features my native plant garden.

Kathleen Scott said...

Donald, maybe your hydrangeas are just responding to love...

Most of our plantings are in the native thin-clay-over-limestone but I've got some new raised beds around the house...I'll take a look at the native Oakleaf hydrangea.

Thanks, guys.

CDawn said... surpasses beauty and best defines PERFECTION!

And hey, Kudos to the gardner behind the camera as well. Nicely shot!

hansenana said...

hey i dont know much about flowers and gardening. but i think the picture is great and that the flower is so pretty.

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