I am looking forward to spring for so many reasons, but one is certainly flowers.
I was able to kick start my flower photos at the home and garden show.
Here is a straight out of the camera shot of Hydrangea flowers.
I have not been overly successful in trying to grow these bushes.
I never seem to get the acidity balance or pruning correct to keep them flowering so beautifully.
I do appreciate anyone who can!
When I was at Lancaster University (northwest England), I came across this huge hydrangea:
I actually walked by it a couple days before I realized what it was, and then I was stunned by it's size. The continuous rain and more moderate temperatures that summer might have been worth it for this beauty alone. I also really liked that they hadn't over landscaped anything, but just let the area grow. It was nice to have a snack outside here on occasion.
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I hope you're having a good weekend.