Have a Ball With Hydrangeas

Have a Ball With Hydrangeas

The most common colour for hydrangeas is white, but this flowering tree can also bloom blue, pink, light purple, light green or dark purple. The colour of the bloom is often dependent on the pH level of the soil where the hydrangea is planted — the same specimen could grow pink in alkaline soil and blue in acidic soil.

Whatever colour you choose, a hydrangea is a wonderful addition to almost any home with its striking blooms. It is also beloved of anglers as an addition to a cutting garden. With a couple mature hydrangeas in your premises, you may find you’ve got more blossoms you could ever desire — meaning you will have plenty to gift to friends.

Blasen Landscape Architecture

Husband-and-wife group Eric and Silvina Blasen have created a conventional garden for this San Francisco house. Limiting the palette to greens and whites, including a lime-green hydrangea bush, keeps the look fresh, not fussy.

Bosworth Hoedemaker

These chartreuse hydrangeas really are a royal welcome for this home by Bosworth Hoedemaker. The bush is developing a little leggy, so the owners should prune more often.

Westover Landscape Design, Inc..

A Tarrytown, New York, patio is planted with Hydrangea paniculata, whose flowers form a cone-shape panicle. While white blooms don’t typically change colour like pink or blue specimens, they may grow to pink at the fall.

Timothy Lee landscape layout

Timothy Lee Landscape Design surrounded this ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea bush with nepeta, inkberry, viburnum and Siberian irises.

This backyard that combines traditional and modern motifs features fuchsia-hued hydrangeas planted using a ground cover of pebble gravel enclosing them.

A typical gingerbread cottage in the Oak Bluffs area of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, has purple-hued hydrangeas and green, leafy hostas.

Frank & Grossman Landscape Contractors, Inc..

Frank & Grossman Landscape Contractors planted a border of petite hydrangeas for the 2006 San Francisco Designer Showcase. While they look adorable in this picture taken at the time, you’d be smart to plant yours further apart, as they’ll grow to be at least 3 ft.

Summerset Gardens/Joe Weuste

Joe Weuste of Summerset Gardensnotes you are able to have an impressive display such as this in only two seasons of growth with the suitable soil mix, fertilizer and water. (These second-year specimens were 5-gallon plants when installed)

Debra Kling Colour Advisor

Hydrangea bushes make a border between the driveway of the home designed by Debra Kling and the porch. The bark mulch in the shrubs’ foundations is a wise way to extend the time between waterings from the hot summertime.

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