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Hydrangea

Hydrangea is a representative flower in Japanese rainy season, which is called 'plum rain'.
Purple, blue, white and pink are typical colors.

The color is thought to be affected by soil pH. An acidic soil will usually produce flower color closer to blue.  As there is no pink hydrangeas in our garden, the soil must be acidic.

We have two species of hydrangea macrophylla; H. macrophylla f. macrophylla (Ajisai) and H. macrophylla f..normalis (Gakuajisai).

Blue, purple and white hydrangeas at the upper entrance of the garden

H. macrophylla f. macrophylla (Ajisai)

Hydrangea macrophylla f..normalis (Gakuajisai)


A supplemental shot on 13th June
Flower arrangement for tea time at the window

6 comments:

  1. I was so interested to read about your Pierre de Ronsard rose. When we lived in France I had two, and they were my favourite french roses. They rewarded me with hundreds of beautiful blooms. In England I can't find the same rose, sadly.

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  2. Thank you for your comment. I do really love Pierre de Ronsard rose, which is one of the roses that I planted first in our garden. I'm sorry that you cannot find it in England.

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    1. I have changed my header. You can now see beautiful Pierre de Ronsard on the left of the photo.

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  3. To keep them blue you can add Ericacious fertiliser to the soil. They are beautiful and healthy looking right now.

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    1. Thanks for your advise. I've never heard the Ericacious fertiliser. Is it fertiliser used for Ericaceae?

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  4. Gorgeous Flowers , love the blue in the second photo.

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