Summer Hydrangeas

We’ve been seeing some lovely hydrangeas lately – I’d forgotten that they flower through the summer.  In order to deal with our mounting number of hydrangea photos, I thought I’d best do a hydrangea post. Its a mix of pink, white and blue hydrangea flowers.


Gore Public Gardens

This gorgeous deep pink (almost maroon) hydrangea has been blooming beautiful! I love the little blue “buttons” in the centres.

hydrangeas_jan2019_gore_01Taken by Nigel 23 Jan 2019

hydrangeas_jan2019_gore_02Taken by Liz 25 Jan 2019

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Just inside an entrance I found this dazzling white hydrangea – I had to adjust the light level down to get the detail. Both photos taken by Liz 25 Jan 2019

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Pretty hydrangea here.. pink and white flowers with some pink in the foliage. Hydrangea serrata ‘preziosa’. Sawtooth Hydrangea. Both photos taken by Liz 25 Jan 2019

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Then walking home another hydrangea caught my eye, growing right by the footpath

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Maple Glen Gardens, Glenham near Wyndham, Southland, New Zealand

On 26 January we visited Maple Glen and found a vast array of bright and colourful flowers. We also found hydrangeas holding their own amongst the vibrance. First two photos taken by Liz, second two photos taken by Nigel.

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Nigel took this close-up photo and the more distant photo using the same plant.

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I’ll finish with this agapanthus flower that I also took at Maple Glen, same day.

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Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

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  1. Hydrangeas are some of my favourite flowers, so this was a treat. My sweetheart recently told me that the little buttons are the true flowers – flower buds when they’re at the button stage.

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  2. Beautiful hydrangeas – what an array of colours! Feels quite strange to be able to see into the middle of summer while we are still stuck in winter!

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      1. Looking forward to it – and then it will be a mad rush of planting seeds, trying to get garden work done and photographing all the new flowers too. 🙂

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