Pink #3 - Imperfection

by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue December. 15, 2017 1273 views

This Hydrangea macrophylla is a more or less large shrub. It's size depends on watering in the summer, freezing cold in the winter and the all season ready scissors of my mother. Since my parents built there house in 1986 this eye catcher right in front of our house is a very spoilt plant. I actually like it, because of the many blossoms and their constant changing of color during the aging process. Because is blooming in a bright pink, it must be growing on an alkaline soil (pH above 7). I never tried to find out, what my mother does or does not in the garden. Because I'm damned sure, we wouldn't agree about it. Since my mother became severe ill in summer 2015, we tried our best to keep her beloved garden in some state of "nice" but failed completely. In the end she decided to size down and let a gardener reduce and cut down a lot of plants. It must have been a hard decision for her. I’m glad that the Hydrangea survived this radical "plantozid", because it is such a beauty.

I took a lot of pictures over the years, but this two pictures I like most. I like them for this little bit of imperfection of the blossoms and because of the change of color of the aged almost dry blossoms.

Summer beauty!

Summer beauty!

All season beauty!

All season beauty!

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 10 months ago

I see no clear images. Only title & captions. 
I'm experiencing the same problems (missing images or very blurry ones)....
I left a message on the "Contact Us" area, but no response, as yet.....

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Stephanie Hyde 1 year, 10 months ago

Pretty in Pink!

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Tsao T-F 1 year, 10 months ago

I like you record the aging change and that remind us this is a real world.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Tsao T-F 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks! I thought about that: beauty isn't a matter of age.

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

Like our mood, it changes from bright to opaque.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 10 months ago

Yes, you are right, I didn't think about that!

By the way, my imagination carries me away - again ...
Next time I will be careful and look first, which mood the Hydra will be in - maybe she will be pissed off and staring at me with angry blood red and poison yellow blossoms.

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

I go for the older flowers.nice soft colors.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

Yes, the pink is harsh! Actually I like the blue blossoms more, but we don't have them, because the in our garden isn't acid soil (pH below 7).
I like the last state, which I didn't photograph (I don't not why), as well, because the dry beige blossoms can be used as a nice decoration.

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 10 months ago

Dried they are lovely

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