Petal perfection

I know I go on and on about hydrangeas, and particularly Limelight, but I simply can't help myself.

I mean look at how many petals are simply packed into this flower.

Limelight1

 

And the blooms on my older Limelight are enormous! Of course all I have for scale is my hand, so here's a picture of me feeling up my hydrangea blooms. Awkward.

Limelight2

 

The blooms on the new Limelights that I planted by the deck are significantly smaller, which is not surprising, but are also much whiter, although I'm wondering if that has more to do with exposure than age.

 

3 comments :

  1. Beautiful! The color of the blooms is so unique...not a color you find much in the plant world, but very cool! Kind of reminds me of those light green zinnias....the pic of you holding the hydrangea is too funny!

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  2. Have to agree with Jennifer that your hand on that boob, oops bloom!, is too funny. Do they flop over like Annabelles or are they stronger?

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  3. Beautiful!
    I'm a horrible gardener, but my hydrangea is gorgeous this year. Nothing I did, but I'm taking full credit. :)
    Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers.

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