This is my favorite time of year in the garden. I don’t grow any roses that are suitable for cutting. But my hydrangeas are, obviously, and I usually have some in bloom from about July 4 until–if I am lucky– early October.
What I particularly like is the way that the blooms change color over the season–and this is true no matter what varieties I am growing.
The arborescens, or Annabelle, type, with their big white (or I do have pink varieties as well) will soften from white to lime–much like a PeeGee will.
The pink arborescens fade to a buff color.
And of course, the blues change to muted mauve (but this will happen later in the season for me so no photos yet). Very nice.
I have different varieties coming along as well too. So much to look forward to!