Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Trio of Colors (Hydrangea)

The colors of flowers in some species of hydrangeas are based
 on the conditions of the soil in which they are growing. 
Blue flowers are the result of acidic soil. 
Neutral soils may result in very pale cream flowers.
Pink or purple flowers are found in alkaline soils.
Some flowers have multiple colors...
like the one shown above from my Mom's hydrangea bush.
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