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zig-123 Jan 11, 2012 5:17 AM

Flora- Hydrangea
 
Not much flowering these days, here in my part of the world. The following shot was taken in my yard this past June. A time when we have much to choose from when taking photos of flowers.


http://zig123.smugmug.com/Flowers/fl...8_tZBUp-XL.jpg

mtngal Jan 11, 2012 8:23 AM

Very nice picture! There's something about all types of hydrangeas that I find fascinating, your picture does a nice job of bringing that out.

Walter C Jan 11, 2012 9:52 AM

Lovely.

saly Jan 11, 2012 8:15 PM

Veeeery nice!!

zig-123 Jan 12, 2012 5:07 AM

Good morning everyone!

Thank you all for the kind words.:D

Zig

vsch1 Jan 12, 2012 8:05 AM

Last year was an exceptional year for the Hydrangeas. They were quite beautiful which you captured perfectly.

People from Boston have been known to come to the cape and steal the blooms for resale in the city.

calr Jan 12, 2012 10:37 AM

Nice job. There must be a large variety of Hydrangeas. I think this one with two different kinds of flowers must be one of the more unusual ones. I have only seen a couple of these.

Trivia: Did you know that the color of Hydrangea blossoms depends on the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. They can range from baby blue to baby pink.

Cal

zig-123 Jan 12, 2012 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vsch1 (Post 1277862)
Last year was an exceptional year for the Hydrangeas. They were quite beautiful which you captured perfectly.

People from Boston have been known to come to the cape and steal the blooms for resale in the city.

Yes, I do remember a few years ago that there was a large problem with people coming home or waking up to their plants being 'beheaded' and all the flowers gone.

Zig

zig-123 Jan 12, 2012 10:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by calr (Post 1277895)
Nice job. There must be a large variety of Hydrangeas. I think this one with two different kinds of flowers must be one of the more unusual ones. I have only seen a couple of these.

Trivia: Did you know that the color of Hydrangea blossoms depends on the acidity or alkalinity of the soil. They can range from baby blue to baby pink.

Cal


Hi Cal,

Yes, Plants that thrive in acidic soil, do quite well here in Cape Cod. An old trick that gardeners used here, was to throw old nails into the Hydrangea beds so that the flowers would be a more vivid blue.

Zig

Tullio Jan 12, 2012 2:32 PM

One of my fav. flowers.


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