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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Late Summer Color

Hello everyone,
Happy August to you all. Wow! This summer is flying by...
Remember in early June I posted about my Hydrangeas beautiful color and our extreme hot sun causing them stress. I covered them with an umbrella to protect them. Well the umbrella idea worked. They have grown and now they are turning green. To see the first post GO HERE
Beautiful pink with a purple cast of color. 
The color has changed to a beautiful green. I think the bright colored umbrella has faded with the hot sun the past two months. 

Causes of Green Hydrangea Blooms

There is a cause of green hydrangea blooms. It’s Mother Nature herself with a little help from the French gardeners who hybridized the original hydrangeas from China. You see, those colorful flowers aren’t petals at all. They’re sepals, the part of the flower that protects the flower bud. Why do hydrangeas bloom green? Because that’s the natural color of the sepals. As the sepals age, the pink, blue or white pigments overpower the green so colored hydrangea blossoms often fade to green over time.
The blooms are drying on the bush. And I will be cutting the blooms and putting them in a basket in my guest room. 
I call this photo Hydrangea Love♥
I call this photo Angel Love♥
Thank goodness for my umbrella to protect these beautiful blooms. I look around my neighborhood at some pretty fried blooms. 
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  1. I'm glad the umbrella idea worked out for your hydrangea. I love the chartreuse blooms of 'Limelight' that turn pink in autumn.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Betty.

  2. How beautiful are the Hydrangeas, my mother would be happy seeing these~

  3. Hello Betty, your hydrangeas are just lovely. What a great idea using the umbrella. Beautiful images. Enjoy your new week ahead!

  4. Your hydrangeas are so very pretty in all their shades. I wish I could grow them here in Florida.

  5. Just lovely and fascinating info about the green hydrangeas.

  6. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous. They are among my favorite flowers in my yard as I love how the blooms last for so long. Enjoyed reading the information about the green color.
    Dorene @ Seasonal Chapters


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