Photo Of The Day: Springtime Blues

Blogged May 31, 2013The Hydrangeas always sneak up on me this time of the year mainly because I am so fixated on waiting for the first Sunflower Bloom.   So this was a terrific surprise yesterday.  It grabbed my eye from 25 yards away. Click on the photography for a larger view.   Shot with a Nikon D7000 and a 60mm lens.  Thanks for the look and have a great evening and a great weekend.

4 thoughts on “Photo Of The Day: Springtime Blues

  1. Beautiful! You must have acidic soils in your area. Here in the Midwest, this type of hydrangea is pink. We have alkaline soil here & have to add sulphur to the soil for blue. It’s like litmus paper!

    • Indeed. The grower who raises hydrangeas in containers has the most control over color. That said, It’s easier to change a pink hydrangea to blue than vice versa. To do so, simply add aluminum to the soil. The change from blue to pink is more difficult. It entails removing aluminum from the soil.

      Red hydrangeas are very rare especially in hot climates like the Southern United States. Doing so requires huge amounts of lime and even then a true red will seldom result. Often it will result in the plant developing an iron deficiency.

      What about White Hydrangeas? They are born to stay white which is to say, they cannot be changed.

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