Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Beautiful Hydrangeas!

Hydrangeas are very popular here in Aberdeen. We have two of them in our yard.

These hydrangeas are primarily dark pinks. I have never seen such deep color in hydrangeas before, although they seem to be the same breed that we have in the United States.

I am fascinated by these beautiful plants. Their color is based on the presence of aluminum in the soil; which is normally determined by the pH balance.

Blue colors are produced in very acidic soils. Neutral or alkaline soil produces pink flowers. Medium pH levels (slightly acidic) result in purple flowers.

Our home and garden is brightened by the incredible colors created by the extreme alkaline levels here! Beautiful!

1 comment:

BlueCastle said...

Those are beautiful! I love hydrangeas. How wonderful to have some in your own yard. :)