"Change is the only constant." Old Proverb
I thought I might share with you, the changing faces of two of my favorite hydrangeas. In the half-sun of the back garden, white buds first appear on my Oakleaf hydrangea (hydrangea quercifolia) in sultry days of late July.
Gradually a mix of large white flowers and tiny white stars open on the conical panicles.
When the weather shifts and cools, the small stars shut their eyes and pink seeps into the flowers.
In the sunny front garden, chartreuse flower buds appear on the Pee Gee Hydrangea (paniculata 'P.G. compacta) in late July.
Here the buds shine in the early morning light.
In the first days of August, the hydrangea flowers are milky white in color.
In mid-August, the mornings are crisp. The white flowers and buds are tinted with the softest blush of pink.
By late October, crusted with frost crystals, the flowers have turned a soft rose color.