Sunday, May 31, 2009

Today's Flowers - May 31


What starts out looking like this:



Soon turns into this.



My hydrangea bush is loaded down with blooms in all stages of development. Some are just emerging, others are in the half-way stage looking partly greenish-ivory - partly blue, while others have reached their peak of blueness. I never cease to get great enjoyment from looking at the blossoms. This particular plant came to my family as a gift at the time of my father's funeral in 1965 and has been growing on the northeast edge of my home since then.


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31 comments:

Moannie said...

JP kept hacking at my Hydrangea until I begged him to leave it alone. This year it has grown spindly but I am hoping it will survive to produce flowers. I live in hope.

Arkansas Patti said...

A long lived plant and just beautiful. It is blooming in honor of your father.

Juliana RW said...

Lovely flowers

My entry this week: in HERE. I hope that you can stop by as well. Thanks

VALKYRIEN said...

You and I have almost the same theme today!

A beautiful flower indeed!

Arija said...

Very beautiful Hydrangea, you must have acid soil to get that rich blue.

Naturegirl said...

Hydrangea my favorite next to peonies!
Yours are way ahead of ours here in my Canadian zone 6 garden..mine will flower in the late summer.
I adore the blue..hopefully I can plant one..I suppose it likes an acid soil?
Enjoy TF.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Pat

Wonderful flowers!
These blue Hidrangeas are fantastic!
Thanks for posting!

Luiz

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Your hydrangeas are simply stunning!!! And you are one fabulous photographer!!!!! Love this! Janine XO

Kendris said...

I love the contrast between the two, and the flowers are beautiful!

Patty said...

Our Hydrangea always turns pink. They say it's according to the type of soil you have whether it will be blue or pink.

Gunilla said...

Fantastic flower I gave one to my
mother in law today on Mothers Day.

A beutiful flower.

Thanks for sharing

Gunilla in Sweden

fishing guy said...

Pat: That is a wonderful flower.

Ebie said...

I love your hydrangeas and the history that came with it. I am sure you treasure it most. What a lovely post.

Snap said...

I haven't tried Hydrangea here. I see them at the nursery, but think 'don't I have enough in the garden?'..... Nah!

aino said...

Very lovely blue. So nice colour.

Titania said...

And the waiting game is all worthwhile. Fantastic blue!

Countrygirl said...

Just beautiful! I'll bet your yard is wonderful.

Kathy said...

Hydrangeas are always a pretty flower to have around the outside of a house. Beautiful shot. =) Hope you have a wonderful week.

Denise said...

These are beautiful flowers. Thank you so much for sharing them.

Carletta said...

How beautiful! They are so delicate. I love this color.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Blossom said...

Aww awww ... my favorite flower. Beautiful, right? Right!

Tulip said...

beautiful hydrangea flower, love the blue color so beautifully bloom.

Minie said...

wow what a stunning beautiful blue hydrangea.

mimi said...

pretty hydrangea blue flower.

JC said...

I so enjoy coming here and seeing your pictures. Blue Hydrangea and a lily of any kind are my favs.

nonizamboni said...

This is an amazing transformation! The history behind one of my favorite flowers is touching and a tribute to how hardy Hydrangeas must be and how lovingly you've cared for it.
Thanks for sharing.

Hilary said...

I just love blue flowers, no matter what kind. These are just beautiful!

rhymeswithplague said...

Wow, you mean all I have to do to get loads of comments is show a blue hydrangea?

Yours is especially lovely. And to think it has been there for so many years, too, boggles the mind.

Julie said...

Your Hydrangea is lovely. I almost bought one yesterday and now think I may have to go back and get it.

Suldog said...

I just want to thank you for posting such lovely photos of your flowers. I truly do enjoy them.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Suldog you are SO welcome. It pleases me inordinately that you enjoy them. Thank you!