19 March 2011

Hydrangea SOOC

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.


More fun SOOC photos visit Murrietta 365.

I hope you're having a good weekend.


M.E.



17 comments:

Daogreer Earth Works said...

Beautiful flowers!

Jan said...

Hydrangeas are one of my favorites. The don't grow well in our heat, but I keep trying.

Teresa said...

Beautiful pictures. My mother has one, and it really is a beautiful flower.

texwisgirl said...

My lordy those are pretty. Love it!

Ray said...

Beautiful!

YummY! said...

I love hydrangas, and how they can sometimes have two different color blooms on the same bush. Daddy useed to grow HUGE ones like that.

Risa said...

My childhood home had lovely hydrangeas. It's a trip down memory lane!

ilanadavita said...

I really like hydrangeas too. Very nice shots!

Rajlakshmi said...

wow they look beautiful
lovely captures

SOOC sunday

My garden haven said...

I love hydrangeas too. We should start a hydrangea fan club.Mine are resting after a spurt of February blooms.
Rosie

Janis said...

Such a beautiful shrub...just wish they bloomed longer! I have never tried to grow one.

Wick Daily Photo said...

Hydrangeas spread and grow profusely in a wet climate

hip-chick said...

beautiful specimen. I love them also.

justine said...

love your sooc shot, what a beautiful blue - I love hydrangeas, i have the wonderful annabels in my garden.

Judy said...

Beautiful hydrangeas...I can't wait until I can see some flowers blooming again.

lisaschaos said...

I love the soft pastel colors of these blooms. :0)

Cat said...

So beautiful. You know how I feel about hydrangeas!