POTD: Hydrangea

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Hydrangea Quercifolia, Oakleaf Hydrangea or Oak-Leaved Hydrangea. ~Vic

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05-20-2019

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27 thoughts on “POTD: Hydrangea

    msjadeli said:
    July 31, 2021 at 11:31 PM

    Gorgeous!

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 1, 2021 at 3:34 AM

      They are pretty things. The house that they are in the yard of has this cool, old iron fence around it.

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        msjadeli said:
        August 1, 2021 at 11:23 AM

        I like how delicate the leaves look, and I bet the fence makes a beautiful backdrop to them.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          August 1, 2021 at 3:54 PM

          The little flowers look delicate but, they are fairly hearty. The plants leaves are rough, thick and in some instances, can give you little cuts.

          That iron fence is very old and has an unusual design. All the flowering bushes, the owners have planted, easily lean thru the fence sections, making lovely shots. They have to take great care that their creations don’t block the sidewalk. In this part of town, most (90%) of the homes are 100, 150 years old with a few as old as 250+. Maintaining these homes takes MONEY. Plus, this county has the highest tax base in the entire state, beating out the Raleigh & Charlotte areas.

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            msjadeli said:
            August 1, 2021 at 6:43 PM

            Yipes on the taxes! Sounds like a beautiful neighborhood. If you get a chance will you take some flower shots with the fence background??

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    Charles Huss said:
    August 1, 2021 at 5:54 AM

    That is an unusual flower arangement. I bet the entire bush is very pretty.

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 1, 2021 at 3:35 PM

      We have these things all over town, in one variety or another. My maternal Grandmother had the round flower-cluster type in her yard, in the next county over, west of here. We have those here, too. I don’t know about this particular species but, the one my Grandmother grew…if you change the PH of the soil, the flower color changes.

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        Charles Huss said:
        August 1, 2021 at 6:32 PM

        Wow, I didn’t know flowers did that.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          August 1, 2021 at 8:19 PM

          Hydrangeas do. Other flowers, not sure. Azaleas will die if they are to alkaline. They live acid.

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            Charles Huss said:
            August 2, 2021 at 5:55 AM

            There is so much to know. That’s probably why I am a terrible gardener. I have a small vegetable garden behind the house and have failed at tomatoes, sweet potatoes, lettuce, cabbage, peppers and maybe more. The only things I can grow are basil, mint and aloe and those are growing in pots in a different location. Either my soil is bad or the partial sun is not enough.

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              The Hinoeuma responded:
              August 2, 2021 at 5:39 PM

              Poor soil is usually a culprit. Pests and animals can be bothersome, too. My Grandmother could grow anything.

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    bayphotosbydonna said:
    August 3, 2021 at 12:26 AM

    A beautiful piece of artwork!

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    badfinger20 (Max) said:
    August 10, 2021 at 10:57 PM

    They are awesome…

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      The Hinoeuma responded:
      August 11, 2021 at 2:25 PM

      I don’t know about this species but, my maternal grandmother grew the round type. They change color if you change the PH of the soil.

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        badfinger20 (Max) said:
        August 11, 2021 at 4:43 PM

        That is a cool trick…I never heard of that.

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          The Hinoeuma responded:
          August 11, 2021 at 8:51 PM

          I’m not sure which color is produced with either acid or alkaline. They go from pink to blue.

          Azaleas are sensitive to the PH. They love acid. Alkaline soil will kill them. Four of them died in my front yard in Texas. I thought they grew there since they were all over the UT campus. Nope. Texas is full of limestone (and their quarries). You can’t grow Azaleas in limestone-riddled soil. UT, I found out later, used raised beds and acidified the soil for the Azaleas.

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            badfinger20 (Max) said:
            August 11, 2021 at 8:54 PM

            We have some limestone quarries….my sister would skip school at one.

            I had no clue about that….I tell you something I want to plant. Diane talked about it on her post…apple tree…..she said in 4 years she now has apples.

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              The Hinoeuma responded:
              August 11, 2021 at 9:06 PM

              What did your sister do at the quarry?

              Did she indicate the species of apple she’s growing? My maternal grandmother had a Granny Smith tree.

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                badfinger20 (Max) said:
                August 11, 2021 at 9:12 PM

                Who the hell knows lol. Skipping school with her friend Tammy Hand…once in a while she would take me with her. She taught me how to lie to mom…They would go to Montgomery Bell park and take me…I loved it lol. I would remember her story to tell mom.

                Yes I believe so…run-sew-read….they looked good. We had a cherry tree behind our house growing up…I loved picking them off…the birds though were all over it. No….I never cut it down.

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                  The Hinoeuma responded:
                  August 12, 2021 at 4:17 AM

                  Ha! Bad big sister! LOL!

                  My maternal grandmother had a cherry tree, too. WOO, they were tart.

                  Washington would be proud.

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                    badfinger20 (Max) said:
                    August 12, 2021 at 4:49 PM

                    I never let her down because I was getting something out of the deal lol.

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