I can never get enough of them, and this is the time of year they
show off their moody blooms!
I love referring to them as "moody blooms" because of their ever changing
colors depending on the soil's composition.
This hydrangea at our house used to be completely blue and now the past couple
of years, it's given me a variety of color from deep blue to lavender and pink!
Below is something I found online that describes the meaning & symbolism
of the hydrangea. The name hydrangea comes from the Greek "hydor," meaning
water, and "angos," meaning jar or vessel. Roughly translating the word to
"water barrel," referring to the hydrangea's need for plenty of water.
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THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF
First discovered in Japan, the name hydrangea comes from the Greek “hydor,” meaning water, and “angos,” meaning jar or vessel. This roughly translates to “water barrel,” referring to the hydrangea’s need for plenty of water and its cup-shaped flower. With its wooden stems and lacy, star-shaped flowers packed closely together in a pompom, the hydrangea’s color ranges from white to blue to pink and purple, determined by the acidity level of the soil.
There remains some debate over the hydrangea’s symbolism – with some connecting it to vanity and boastfulness (perhaps reflecting its abundance of petals and lavish, rounded shape) and others suggesting that a bouquet of hydrangea expresses the giver’s gratefulness for the recipient’s understanding. Still others suggest it represents anything that’s sincerely heartfelt. Despite this variation in flower meaning, there appears to be an overwhelming consensus that this 4th wedding anniversary flower possesses enduring grace and beauty.
I'm glad I was able to take the time to photograph these blooms because with
this heat wave we are having in Seattle, they won't last long.
I shot these images one morning right after I watered them.
Notice the bottom right...one of the blooms is divided down the middle
with lavender on one side and pink on the other.
This blue is still my favorite.
Look at this! As I was shooting I noticed this flower that was white. I'm guessing
it will change to the pink that surrounds it.
Isn't it lovely how different they can all be?
That this stunning flower can go from this,
and finally this!
So, here it is, summer of 2015. I wonder what surprises this moody bloom will have
for me next year?
I hope you enjoyed my photos,
thank you for visiting me here.
Have a lovely week!
Hope you are having a wonderful July Becca!
Thanks for your kind comment on my pink room painting.
Really sweet or stunning with all the different shades. I wonder if deer eat them, i have so many deer and try to plant things they are not interested in. But oh how i would love to have these beauties around. It has been a hot summer here in NW MT. as well.
Lovely Sunday to you.
This is such a nice addition thanks!!!
شات صوتي غلا
سعودي كام الصوتي
شات أميره الصوتي