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

hydrangeas_jan2019_gore_03Taken by Nigel 23 Jan 2019

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



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



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



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.



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



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


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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