I am concentrating on hydrangeas for this edition of In a Vase on Monday. In my blue vase today are several blossoms from an ‘Endless Summer’ hydrangea. I added a touch of white from Encore azalea ‘Autumn Moonlight.’ The paper weight is another heirloom from my Arranger’s mother.
One of its grand attributes of ‘Endless Summer’ is that it blooms on both new and old wood, so it means something is opening and maturing almost the entire season. I am intrigued by the changes that take place in the color of its blossoms. They start out snow white, turn pale blue or pink (depending on the chemical makeup of the soil…which I can influence), then begin to fade to a light green before fading yet further to an enchanting deep purple.
In my garden now both ‘Endless Summer’ and its sister ‘Blushing Bride’ are covered with a new set of buds which are starting to open. I expect to have loads of color from them up until frost.
Please click on In a Vase on Monday to visit the delightful postings of Cathy, the originator of this meme, at Rambling in the Garden. Her weekly challenge gives us the opportunity to share what is in bloom in our garden.