Friday, 15 February 2013

Last but (surely) not Least

This is it!
The last of hydrangea blooms in my garden.
And I have truly enjoyed watching them for one whole month.

Here in intense pink.

Smallest bunch looking so demure in pastel pink.

This subtle blue is forever calming to my eyes..
Sure gonna miss having this color gracing my garden.

Blooms in shocking pink due to the intense heat.

Ever since I brought it home, the weather had been extremely hot.
Had to water it more than twice daily.
It was worth it I guess looking at how beautiful the color intensifies.

Pretty in pale light blue
Forever my favorite color :)

Without a doubt, I will definitely miss this flower very much.
Will it be able to produce new blooms in the near future..
Remains to be seen.

I did my best to expose it gradually to the morning sun
To acclimatize it to our local weather.
Well, that's all I can do, right?

Anyway, it has been a great pleasure looking after it :)


  1. Is this really your garden? wow, that is great place! I wish i have it ...
    best regards from Warsaw

    1. Hello Agata.
      Welcome to my garden.
      It's a small garden but full of surprises!
      Can't believe it myself at times :)

  2. Wow Ash, beautiful coloring!
    Lovely to be between all those beautiful flowers!

    Enjoy your weekend.


    1. Thanks Willy.
      Sure gonna miss having all these beautiful colors.
      You have a great weekend too!

  3. Thanks for sharing their beauty with us Ash! I love the variety of colour these flowers offer, from their buds, to the pale beginnings, to the intense finale. So gorgeous!

    1. I have loved every minute of its color "evolution" Rosebud :)
      Wish I could do something more to let it stay on longer.
      Well, Mother Nature has her ways...
      Just hope this plant would be able to produce flowers later on.
      Have a good weekend!

  4. It's funny, I've always thought Hydrangeas were cool-climate plants, but now I'm not so sure. They are also very popular in Bali too.

    Beautiful photography too!

    1. Hi Adam.
      Welcome to my garden!
      You are right. It is a cool climate plant. Believe it or not, this one came all the way from Holland. We have a cool highland here called Cameron Highlands where flowers like these will be stored before distributing it to lowlands where it is hot.
      I hope mine would adapt well from now.
      Thanks for the compliment :)

  5. Beautiful hydrangeas Ash. Are they growing in pots? Hydrangeas manage our heat here in Australia as long as they are planted mostly in the shade, or at least shade for most the day. Many houses have these growing on their southern side (faces away from the sun in the southern hemisphere. I bought a small cutting in a tiny pot but haven't planted it out yet. They have such lovely colours don't they.

    1. Yes Karen, they are lovely. I can't get enough of them actually.
      These are planted in pots under shade. They won't survive the direct sun here as these are imported from Holland. I hope they do not have any problem in adapting to our hot climate. Some gardeners I know have 100 percent success. And I hope yours will flourish beautifully! So, start digging :)

  6. Hi Ash, lovely photography of gorgeous hydrangeas. I had these last CNY and they have not bloomed since, though they are as lush as ever. I've not tried using flowering inducer as my local ones bloom profusely without them. I hope you have better luck than me.

    1. I need all the luck I can get Stiletto. By the way, what color is your local ones? The nursery owner told me about the flowering inducer.
      I might use it and see how it goes from there.
      I really love these colors, so will try anything to keep it blooming :)

  7. Ash, awesome hydrangeas! I love most the white one, is tender color!
    I guess the hydrangeas need to be cut after blooming and a rest in cool place. Might this place be a refrigerator shelf with temp +10 C ? Wish you could store them happily.

    1. Thanks for the tips on resting which my hydrangea would be doing soon.
      I'm trying to make it adapt to our hot climate. Many gardeners have done so with great success. It will be a very tedious process but I have to try it somehow.

      Have a great weekend Nadezda :)


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