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Friday, 8 August 2014

Colourful walk

Walking through a local park the other day, we found a very colourful display of hydrangeas.  I took these pictures to share with you.  Apparently hydrangeas show the soil acidity by their colour...well, there must be a very mixed acidity level here.....


Pink = alkaline soil



Blue = acidic soil












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    1. I agree....I didn't used to like hydrangeas, but I really appreciate the colours now :-)

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  2. Beautiful photos. I love hydrangeas. Our climates must be quite similar, because the hydrangeas are in full bloom here in the Seattle area right now, too. Mine are all blue, but I think I am going to do some experimenting to try and get the pink color next year.

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    1. Well, it does rain quite a bit here Debbie and I've heard talk that it rains a bit in Seattle too. You may need to talk to a nurseryman/garden centre and get some advice on the colour, they will no doubt help advise you.

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  3. Partial to the blue hydrangeas

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    1. It's very striking looking isn't it.

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  4. Lovely. Mine were al close to being in the blue colors,this year. Hmm. Fine with me as I have always wanted blue ones. But the mixture of colors is striking here.

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    1. It's interesting to see how different they can be year on year :-)

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  5. Beautiful! I wonder how they manage the different colors....? :-/

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  6. They are beautiful, and lovely photos too :)

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  7. Thanks Christine ....
    Thanks Eileen ......Glad I did this post :-)

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  8. Amazing to see blue and pink ones so close together. Beautiful pictures, Ann!

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  9. Be still my beating heart...seeing this glorious display of hydrangeas has brought me infinite pleasure.
    Thank you, dear Ann.

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    1. So pleased you enjoyed seeing this colourful display Julie :-)

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  10. I was told that you have to put iron filings in the soil to turn the blossoms blue.

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    1. That's interesting, I'd not heard of that :-)

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  11. These are simply beautiful! Wow what colors.

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