"IN JUNE, AS MANY AS A DOZEN SPECIES MAY BURST THEIR BUDS ON A SINGLE DAY. NO MAN CAN HEED ALL OF THESE ANNIVERSARIES; NO MAN CAN IGNORE ALL OF THEM" aldo leopold. Hydrangeas those beautiful oversize flowers of all shades of blue, pink, purple, white and even green. They are the backdrop for so many old fashion gardens. In my neighborhood they are abundant and I even have them in my front yard. They are original to the house that was built in 1936 and I love the idea of them being around and blooming every summer there after. I've planted more in my back yard and hope that they will be around for years to come. I love how they turn different shades of color depending on what mix the soil is. Dried out they are as beautiful a flower as on the plant fresh. Hydrangeas remind me of the hot days of summer which have finally arrived in northern Ca. so today I will enjoy the heat. Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday.