TMA....3 Off Topic, No Roses Used in the Making of this Thread

boxofrox(z8 PNW)July 24, 2014


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dublinbay z6 (KS)

Ah, another hydrangea-lover! Yours are beautiful. Some of mine suffered a bit from the brutal winter we had this year, but others--especially Annabelle and the paniculatas--have been blooming like crazy!

Thanks for sharing your beauties.


    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 7:07PM
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jim1961 Zone 6a Central Pa.

Great looking hydrangea blooms Boxo!
I had one hydrangea for 3 years and it never bloomed so I SP it... lol (All summer beauty)
I'll be content just looking at yours... ;-)

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 8:00PM
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Kippy(SoCal zone 10. Sunset Zone 24)

Wow, love them!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 10:52PM
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So beautiful! Love all your gorgeous flowers. Missing all my hydrangea blooms this year due to the cold winter we had. Enjoying seeing all your beautiful pics!!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2014 at 11:27PM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

Oh wow!!! Boxo - you can sure grow hydrangeas!!! That one picture has a plant with many colors on it. Is that ONE plant or many? I.e. can a hydrangea plant have more than one color of bloom on it?

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 12:05AM
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boxofrox(z8 PNW)

Thanks all :-)

Carol, yes but it depends on the picture ;-)

My 'Glowing Embers' can range from bright pink to deep mauve and almost steel blue on the same shrub. It's a mops and most of them generally just have shade changes on the same bush. The 3rd to the last pic is GE and a couple of blooms from the adjacent 'Nikko Blue'. The picture after that is the lacecap 'Blue Wave' which is mostly blue but can also have pink blooms. That pic has the pink-ish 'Preziosa' in the foreground.

I typically don't treat the soil to effect color so since they are quite mature and sizable, I think the roots just naturally draw in varying amounts of acid/alkaline nutrients and along with the amount of sun they get they just change colors.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 10:40AM
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Those are so beautiful! The color combos are so gorgeous. You do an excellent job with the arrangements, it's all so lovely!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2014 at 7:03PM
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seil zone 6b MI

Your hydrangeas rival your roses for gorgeous, boxo!

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 7:30PM
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