How was your weekend? Are your ready for another busy week? We are just back from dinner with Mom and D and I couldn't wait to share photos from the garden there.
You can see the Annabelle and Nikko Hydrangeas. Then in the background is a Natchez Crape Myrtle. Molly is there to great us of course.
We had a storm both here and in my home town that flattened the hydrangeas. I'm so glad that I took pictures before this happened. Hopefully they will perk up in a few days, but until then, boo hoo.
It amazes me how so many colors can appear on one plant. This is a French Hydrangea that we gave Mom years ago and it was a dark pink. The ground cover you use makes a difference in the ph of the soil causing the flowers to change colors. In this case, they are mulched with pine bark. There is also an additive that you can find in garden centers that will change the color to a deeper blue.
Have I ever told you that Mom is the master when it comes to arrangements? She can take a few cuttings from the garden and create a beautiful display.
The arrangement contains:
white flowers: Gardenia
blue, purple, and pink flowers: assorted hydrangeas