Remember this glorious hydrangea shot I shared with you earlier this spring? Well, now the potted hydrangea that lives next to my front door looks more like this:
The new blossoms are a bit lighter and the old blossoms are the most interesting faded shade of green and denim. It's very cool.
And I am thrilled to report that the hydrangea I planted in my back garden last fall is finally blossoming! When I bought it the petals were that perfect blue/purple shade, but I was told not to get too committed to that colour since they can bloom differently once planted depending on the acidity of the soil.
In an attempt to sway the odds in my direction I tossed fifty cents worth of copper pennies and a couple rusty nails into the hole I dug before I planted the hydrangea. I had read online that it might help to make the soil more acidic, even though it makes me look like a crazy person.
But it seems to be working! The blossoms are blue and purple with just a hint of pink and I am very happy.