Last week’s Flower Friday showcased a few pink hydrangeas and today it’s their blue counterparts. I won’t go into what determines their color because that’s a whole other blog post. I will say that I much prefer the blue over the pink especially if it’s a deeper shade. They are lovely to use in summer and fall arrangements and certainly go well with both seasonal color palettes. Deep blue hydrangeas work so nicely in autumnal arrangements with their shades of oranges, reds, yellows and greens.
One large bush will give you many stems to cut over the season. And now there is the Endless Summer series which blooms on new and old wood so you can have even more to fill your vases. My cousin in Connecticut has them lining one side of her driveway (seen in the first photo below) so it’s quite the “welcome” in the summer months.
Some bushes will even produce pink and blue flowers on the same plant. The flowers are long lasting and change color as they fade. Fall is a great time to spot some of those interesting and beautiful color combos as they go through their bloom cycle. My grandmother absolutely loved them so they bring back fond memories for me – funny how flowers do that!
Next up for Flower Friday: Santa Barbara Farmers Market Summer Flower Bouquets