Study in blue and orange

I love it when our hydrangeas bloom along the front of the house. They form a hedge of bright, look-at-me blue, just as showstopping as the dogwood in the Spring.

Last year I remember them a pure electric blue. This year many of the blossoms have a lilac tinge to them – just beautiful with the pale purple hosta blossoms at their feet. Such plentiful blooms that I don’t feel bad gathering some; and you only need a few hydrangea stems for an impressive bouquet.

Yesterday at the store, SofĂ­a was so excited by a big box of apricots that I was delighted to buy them for her. (She could choose: apricots, never tried, or champagne mangos, a sure favorite. She chose something new. I was so proud of her.)

I set the apricots down on the counter next to our purpley bouquet, and then just had to take a picture.

It’s hard to beat Mother Nature at beautiful pairings; think tomatoes and basil, snow and holly, carrots and parsley. Things in season so often perfectly complement each other.

4 Responses to “Study in blue and orange”

  1. heidi Says:

    Yay for Sofia’s choice. I too love apricots (in season).
    Did you know you can change the color of your hydrangeas by adding acid or alkali to your soil? Blue to pink or vice versa. Me, I love the blue!
    So pretty pairings.

  2. diana Says:

    Thanks mama, I thought of you when I wrote it. :)

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Breathtaking! What lovely flowers. I really must plant some at my house for they are so very beautiful, and I’m especially fond of the blue. Hooray for Sofia’s willingness to try new things! What an adventurous heart she has. You and Josh are doing a great job with her.

  4. diana Says:

    Why thank you! I was really pleased with how the pictures came out, too. I think these hydrangea bushes are 3 years old and only just starting to have flowers all over them.

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