So are these leaves, withered and wrecked
Behind the flower umbels, which reflect
A hue of blue, only more they do not.
But suddenly some new blue seemingly is seen
In just one umbel, and we muse
Over a moving blue delighting in the green
(Translation by Guntram Deichsel: Blue Hydrangea, Rilke)
Hydrangea serrata, 'Woodlanders' that I've had for years, a Lacecap.
It was pink when I bought it and of course reverted to blue in our soil.
Hydrangea quercifolia and Hydrange macrophylla in the Upper Garden with Lilies and Daylilies.
The Blue Hydrangeas whose original source was here 50 years ago.
Many cuttings were struck from these and except for one plant that was
a gift, the only big blue hydrangea I grow.
Another Lace-cap, Mariesii variegata. Early buds on one or two indicate these are
pink, rooted in potting soil. Eventually they will revert to blue under Pine trees.
A blue surprise! Blueberries are ripening.
Getting crowded around the Cycad.
It's 90º in the shade here this afternoon.