Monday, August 2, 2010

Blue Buds of Hydrangea

Hydrangea is one of my favorite flowers because of their complicated structure! As much as I love the flowers, I also love the budding stage. They are like beads arranging in an orderly fashion.

The buds are blue in these pictures, but when they are flowers, the flowers are light purple with a touch of blue on the petals. They are just gorgeous.

My hydrangea is pink and it is not as healthy as this one that I saw in the supermarket. I'm hoping by next year it will grow a bit more and giving me more flowers to enjoy.

Have a great week, everyone!

Check out other Blue entries at Smiling Sally blog, and Macro Lovers!

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  1. Wow..such a super gorgeous post...I love this series..the buds are so gorgeous to gaze at..our photos are awesome!
    Such beauty!

  2. I agree; they're gorgeous!

    Happy Blue Monday.

  3. Hydrangeas are my favorite flowers too, especially the blue ones. Great close up shots. Stopping by from Blue Monday.

  4. That is beautiful. I think that is the lace cap hydrangea isn't it. You have truly captured it's beauty. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love the pictures you shared of the hydrangea in different stages. I love them as well, but have no luck with them. Yours is such a pretty color.

  6. I love hydrangeas too. All the colours are beautiful. I am not sure which one would be my favourite.

  7. They do look like little beads don't they? Mine have not started to bud yet, hopefully soon. I really like all the different shades of color on your last macro.

  8. One Hydrangea blossom makes a whole bouquet! I like the bud photo, too.

  9. The hydrangea is such a beautiful flower and it runs such a gamut of colors. In my neighborhood, I've seen several shades from lighter blue to lavender to deeper purple to different ranges of magentas. I love the huge blossoms!

  10. Such beautiful and special flowers!
    Great close-up shots!

  11. At first look, I thought they were blueberries.

  12. Would love to have hydrangea in my yard. Such beautiful blooms, Icy girl! I particularly love this 'blue' color.

  13. I love them, they are beautiful.

  14. i thought those were flowers at first glance

  15. I really like these too. Every shot is really great. ;)

  16. Like you Icy, I love the budding stage and the anticipation of full bloom. These are exquisite photos.

  17. I love hydrangeas. I actually had one growing in my window when I lived in NY and plan on planting one one year.
    Did you know that the composition of the soil affects the hue of the flower? "Flower color of all hydrangeas is affected by the degrees of acidity or alkalinity of the soil in which they grow..." Reader's Digest Success with House Plants


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