The Hydrangeas at the Dingle Nursery’s Garden shone out in the darker shadier woodland sections. I am a bit particular when it comes to Hydrangeas as I like the delicately shaped and coloured lacecaps but few of the mopheads which I find too blousey. I like individual paniculatas too but again not the blousey ones. In this series of photographs all the Hydrangeas are lacecaps with the exceptions of two which are of a Hydrangea paniculata and one mophead has sneaked in as I just couldn’t believe how bright the blue colour was.
The beauty of the lacecaps is the variety of different shaped and coloured flowers and bracts that appear together on the same shrub.
These next two photographs are of the creamy pyramidal flower heads of the Hydrangea paniculata.
Finally to show that I don’t wish to upset those gardeners who love the mopheads here is that blue bloom.