Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pink Whispers

Oakleaf hyrangea, below, in shade. Flowers begin white, fade pink, & will go beige at their conclusion.
Another oakleaf hydrangea, below, 5' away, in partial sun. Fading, with bits of pink, to beige.


Full baking sun, and no rain in 4 weeks 2 days, below.

White fading into beige, no hints of pink, a few crispy browns on foliage.
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Sun to shade, 5' apart, different stories. Both gorgeous, both happy.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
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Pics taken yesterday morning at my Bay Terrace. Are you a Plant Whisperer? Did you know both plants are vigorously happy?
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You don't expect perfection & uniformity with people! Why expect perfection & uniformity from your plants?

7 comments:

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

I have just one oakleaf, 'Alice'.

She has only one bloom, apart from that appears to be in rude health growing in part shade, maybe next year.

I think I prefer the first two blooms over the 'droughty' one.

Ewa said...

very versatile :) that much time no water? oooogh!

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

So beautiful Tara!!! Would these do well in hot, humid Houston?

Desert Dweller said...

Amen, Ms Tara. NO MORE Stepford Wife landscapes, no more lollipop trees. NO MAS!

American gardens need to toughen up, and look great doing it. Glad to share our weather w/ Atlanta!

Queenplinker said...

How beautiful! It's the 'cascade' that makes me swoon.

Have a wonderful evening,
rain dancin' for ya,
Lynea

Anonymous said...

Just lovely, lovely blooms. Alas, mine is in mostly shade, 4 years, plenty of leaves of autumn show-off, but no blooms. I'm wondering if it needs to be fed.

the gardeners cottage said...

tara i love these oakleafs. they are so beautiful. i love the color and shape. mmmmm.

~janet