Friday, June 18, 2010

Hydrangea Chameleon

Here is a hydrangea plant that a dear elderly woman from my church gave me last year. I was so excited when it came back twice as big as the year before. Isn't this a lovely purple? The surprising thing is that last year it had the brightest pink blossoms. What color will it be next year?? Only time will tell.

I searched my computer for a picture of the pink blossoms, but to no avail.



Lasagna said...

The soil acidity plays with the colors. It's fun to see if you can get it to be blue too!

~Joan said...

I know the soil acidity determines the color of the flowers, but I didn't think it would go this far in just one year.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Hi Joan,

Can you check with your local gardening expert. I remember hearing the color has something to do with the soil. I'm not sure if the color will change if you bury nails (iron) around the bush or if you're supposed to increase or decrease the acidity of the soil.