Friday, April 12, 2013

Hydrangeas

My  Hydrangea  Garden

 
 
Southern Belle
 
If I had a garden today, I would have a large number of hydrangeas along the back
of the flower beds.  Hydrangeas grow so easily and bloom so profusely from early
spring to late fall that they are almost the perfect flowering bush.  And you can keep
them, dry all winter in bouquets in your house.  They are native to Southeast Asia
and the Americas, and today there are hundreds of varieties.  Basically, they are
either "mopheads" or "lacecaps", depending on how dense the cluster of flowers is.
Here are some varieties I would choose.  Many of the photos I took at the
Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago which specializes in hydangeas; some of
the others are taken from the web.
 
 
 
Blue bushes by the front door.
 
 
 
 
Lacecap Hydrangeas
 
 
 
 
Annabelle Lee
 
 
 
 
Paniculata Variety - "Vanilla and Strawberry"




Lucy  Lavender






Ice Blue Bells




 
Arctic Delight
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Molly  Magenta
 
 
 


Crown  Imperial






Hedge of Delft Blue






Miss America






Soft  Wonder





 
 St. Lucy Lacecap
 
 
 
 
 
 Betsy Blue Bonnet

 
 
 
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Icy Wonder






Rose Delight






Crown Imperial







Everlasting   Amethyst







Pinky Winky  Paniculata








Crown Princess Matilda







My Blue Heaven   closeup






Angelica







Miss Myrtle








Raspberries and Cream








Grandma's  Passion







Petula









Cordelia






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Mistress  Melinda




Blue Curlilocks




Red Curlilocks




Angels' Parasol Pink


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I hope you have enjoyed this walk through the virtual hydrangea garden.

John B




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3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the lovely bursts of color! Much appreciated in this land on continued white and grey. Iris and prickly pear cactus are brave bits of short green in one southern exposure bed. Birds and squirrels keep fighting over feeders. - Fare-thee-well, Sue Row

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  2. ESPECTACULAR. FLORES Y ARBOLES BELLÌSIMOS.

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  3. BELLÌSIMAS FLORES Y ARBOLES.

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