Beautiful Cape Cod Hydrangeas!

Purple Hydrangeas in Harwich, MAEvery summer I can’t wait to see the hydrangeas in bloom on Cape Cod. 
Just love those big globes of vibrant, showy, colorful petals.  For me, there are no better summer blooms.
I remain intrigued by the fact that the colors are determined by the acidity of the soil.   Pink occurs at a soil pH of 6.5 to 7.0., while blue occurs at pH 5.0 to 5.5.  Amazing!  Pink and blue hydrangeas along a white picket fenceOccasionally a hydrangea bush will sport both colors. Fabulous!  Found one here in Harwichport.   Check out the photo below.
If you’re interested in hydrangeas, take a look at this fact sheet from the University of Rhode Island Landscape Horticultural Program.  They call hydrangeas “workhorses in the garden.”  White Hydrangeas
I totally agree.  They thrive in sun and partial shade.  The fact sheet gives great advice about planting, maintaining and using the flowers in dried arrangements.  I’ll be posting more photos in the next few days on this site’s Garden Photo tab.  Feel free to share your hydrangea photos. 
Have a wonderful day!
Lace Cap Hydrangeas

Click here for the link to the URI fact sheet!

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One response to “Beautiful Cape Cod Hydrangeas!

  1. Wow! The pictures are stunning. Thank you for caring about flowers. A pop of color a beatiful aroma and wonderful summer day. We all feel blessed.

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