I was drawn to the sharp shadows created by the emerging flower heads on Hydrangea ‘Preziosa’. This one, at Joy Creek, gets more sun than my two plants and is denser and further along in the blooming process. These are easy to propagate by layering so I think I’ll start a couple more to place in a sunnier locale. Click through to see what Anna (Flutter and Hum) has in store with her Wednesday Vignette.
My all time favorite hydrangea.
I hear that a lot.
Lovely, this hydrangea is unfamiliar to me.
It’s especially interesting because the flowers take on many different shades on the same plant.
If you find you’ve layered too many , I ‘ll take one off your hands 🙂
It’s a deal!
I’ve never seen a yellow hydrangea before! Cool!
They are only this greenish yellow in the very early stages, maturing to a whole range of soft pastels and aging to mauves, puce and dark purples.
Shadow shots make great Wednesday Vignettes.
Yes they do. High drama gets me every time.
Very nice! I will have to look for this locally! With my other hydrangeas I lay branches down and place in dirt with a rock on it and they root. I’ve increased them around our five acres of gardens…
Yes! I have several plants that were propagated that way. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Although you hear that one should avoid photos in full sun, the shadows really can add a whole new dimension to the image.
Some of my best photos have been with full sun backlighting the subject (when the subject is a plant).
I thought most hydrangeas liked shade?
I thought so too, so imagine my surprise at their thriving in the sun at the nursery.
I don’t have the right conditions for hydrangea but I wish I did. They’re such a wonderfully lush plant. This one looks like a beauty. 🙂
It’s a keeper, all right…but I’m sure you have your share of beauties that would make me weep with desire.
Very unusual hydrangea flowers, I like them.
I’ll try to keep you updated on the progress of this one…it’s unusual, but starts looking a little more like what we expect as it matures.
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The (hydrangea) Shadow knows! Cool shadow shot.
I’m surprised you remember ‘The Shadow’ you pup. I used to enjoy letting it scare me when I was allowed to stay up that late.