Hello Hydrangea.

blog1One of my favorite flowering plants is the hydrangea. I walk past a big area which has 3 huge plants that are flowering right now. I walk past it everyday thinking to myself, “I need to stop and take some pictures”. So this morning, it was the perfect light and it was raining slightly, so it created all of the nice little water droplets. This particular species is a little different than the typical Big-leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla) that grows so well down here. This is an “Oak-leaf or Oakleaved Hydrangea” (Hydrangea quercifolia).  Unlike the Big-leaf, this particular species does not vary to soil pH. It starts out white, and throughout the season, it turns a light pink and in the fall, the flowers will turn a rusty brown. It really is a spectacular plant to walk by on your way to work and I am glad that I was able to capture its beauty.

2 responses to “Hello Hydrangea.”

  1. I pass by these hydrangeas as well. They are so aromatic and a beautiful site. Glad you captured their presence on campus. Lovely pic!

    1. Thank you Alicia! I really love them and I am not done posting pictures yet, so stay tuned!

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