Hydrangea Arborescens

Hydrangea Arborescens
hydrangea arborescens

Today’s Flower a Day is a treat for all who are Hydrangea lovers as I am – if you are not one, then please bear with the rest of us for the day. This was taken on a windy and rainy visit to Halifax outside another hardware store. (If I seem to you to spend my life around hardware stores, believe me, they are just highlights 😉 of my city visits, at least during this pandemic.) On these trips last year, I used to hang around outside these buildings, half hidden by the greenery as I sought out flowers for this project. I love the way these flowers hang their heads down while the buds are so colourful and erect in the centre. These hardware stores are such a great source of material, I will never see them as boring again, even once my project comes to an end. Enjoy your day, all my friends, seeking out the beautiful in what seems to be drab surroundings. Hugs to all.

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4 Responses

  1. To see the hydrangea at this stage in its growth just highlights its extraordinariness. It seems each contributing cluster to what will become the large round head, sends out a model petal for all the little buds to emulate. Here one can see the unformed blooms eagerly awaiting their chance to blossom. Although they look a bit pinkish/purplish in this shot, they actually emerge with a hue of green before turning into the creamy white (and possibly pink) flowers for which the plant is known. Their leaves are heart-shaped too which is fitting for the month February…or any month where you want to share heart-felt messages with loved ones. Thank you for this, Ellie.

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    1. I too love the look of those tiny buds waiting in the centre. But now you have me wondering whether I was wrong in naming this variety. I will have to go back and look for it this year to catch it when fully open! Thanks for the lovely description of these tiny buds and how they transform. And yes, anything heart shaped does for any time we want to think of those we love. So thank you Janet!

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  2. They are lovely. I like the way the buds make it look like a large center surrounded by little petals. Hugs back at you.

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