Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pink French Hydrangea



French Hydrangea
Hydrangea macrophylla
(hy-DRAIN-juh) (mak-roh-FIL-uh)
Synonyms: Mophead

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.

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10 comments:

Juliana RW said...

Beautiful flowers.

My entry this week, in HERE. I hope you have time to visit as well. Thanks.

Christine said...

My garden has many mopheads, all blue because of our acidic soil. I tried planting a pink one years ago. Of course it turned blue.
Beautiful shots!

msdewberry said...

Awesome flowers! My hydrangeas are a pinkish purple colour that I love, would not want to turn them blue!!

lazyclick said...

Very pretty flowers.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Very nice, that day lily has a wonderful exotic look and feel to it. Nice shots.

Average Girl said...

So stunning!

SandyCarlson said...

These are great. The part of Manhattan I was in showed me some downright mauve hydrangea. I like your approach to affecting color change, though.

siromade08 said...

Pretty flowers, lovely captures of those photos.

siromade08 said...

Pretty flowers, lovely captures of those photos.

Kala said...

Hydrangea petals are so beautiful, especially in pink!