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Endless Summer Hydrangea

Endless Summer Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla (Hortensia))

Had to post another picture, seems to get prettier every day

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20 Jul, 2011


This has been one of my favorite hydrangeas this year, I have never turned one blue before and I don't think I will ever let it turn pink again!

21 Jul, 2011


Absolutely beautiful,...I love it .

22 Jul, 2011


When I was a kid, my Nan used rusty bits of metal dug in with her Hydrangeas, to turn them Blue....Nowadays its a bit more straightforward I think...I do remember half Pink blooms half blue on the same shrub.... :)))

22 Jul, 2011


This is lovely :o)

22 Jul, 2011


Funny, I've heard of people using rusty metal to change the color of hydrangeas but wonder how long it would take to make a difference in the soil? I know all it really takes is Aluminum to turn them blue and that Aluminum is more available at low pH. I just added some Aluminum sulfate and it did the trick. Just had to be careful not to put too much on since it can be toxic.

23 Jul, 2011


I don't think Nan knew anything about Aluminium Sulfate all those years ago lol...Haven't got a clue how long it would take...It was just a thing that stuck in my mind that she did, as you do...:)))

23 Jul, 2011

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