Moving on to another Hydrangea in my garden.
May I present: Lady in Red
She opened up blue.
This is my third year with her, and the first year that she flowers.
The description said:
"Lady in Red Hydrangea has lacecap flowers that open a pinkish-white to bluish-white, depending on soil pH, and turn a lush burgundy rose as they mature. The foliage is rich reddish-purple in the fall with distinctive red stems and veins throughout the growing season."
It is no surprise to me that it opened bluish-white, with all the pine trees that we have in the yard. Azaleas and Rhododendrons thrive in my acidic rich yard. But now, the question is, should I alter the soil pH to get the pinkish color to match the stems and the foliage?
I don't really mind the blue flowers, in fact, I like them quite a bit. The pink on the other hand would match the foliage and stems.
Maybe I'll just wait it out and see what the fall and the mature flowers have in store for me.
What do you think?