Monday, June 14, 2010

Hydrangeas, Hydrangeas

For the love of hydrangea....and at The Hidden Garden - we love hydrangea! .

Many of us spotted them out in the garden growing up and quickly fell in love in love with the fluffy bloom. They are popular flowers both for growing at home in gardens and used in cut arrangements.

Hydrangeas originated in eastern Asia but are also found in North and South America and have been introduced to new areas, like Europe, so people all around the world get to enjoy them. They come in a variety of breathtaking colors, including dark and light purple, pink, dark blue/light blue, antiqued red , white, and a variety of "dyed" colors (which are actually really pretty). An interesting fact about hydrangeas is that they change colors according to the elements of the soil they grow in. That means you can start out with purple hydrangeas, for example, and if something changes in the soil you can end up with blue hydrangeas, or even a blend of multiple colors!

Here is a photo of some of the beautiful variations of color found in hydrangeas:

Hydrangeas are recognized and loved by many....just don't take a nibble off one, they're considered to be somewhat toxic!

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garden flowers said...

These are amazing Hydrangeas. How do you get such a wide variation in colours? Mine end up being completely on pink or blue side.