Sunday, June 20, 2010
Pink French Hydrangea
It had been a while since I had seen a true pink Hydrangea but this one was blooming in Union Square Park in Manhattan yesterday. The change from all the other blue Hydrangeas was refreshing and really looked nice. There are a few of cultivars that stay pink but they are often mixed up and sold under the name ‘Glowing Embers’. Many people turn their Hydrangeas blue by adding aluminum to the soil ( see this page). Once I had the responsibility of growing a large mass of Mophead Hydrangea and instead of turning them all blue I just sprinkled the aluminum here and there in the bed and it ended up having a beautiful tapestry of colors.
This daylily was also blooming at the park and is the first one that I have seen that wasn’t ‘Stella Doro’ or the orange species. It looked good and the sun was shining on it.
I was in NYC to buy a new guitar amp. The one I ended up with is pretty cool. It can talk with other people and download other tones and software from the internet.
See more flowers from all over the world at Today’s Flowers .