Sunday, 26 July 2015

Pink & Blue flowers for Mosaic Monday.


For Mosaic Monday with Judith this week
a collection of images
 taken on Saturday evening just as the sun was going down
 using my Kindle HDX
.


Many of these plants were already here when we moved into le Presbytere almost 19 years ago.
I had never seen a blue hibiscus until this beautiful shrub bloomed a year later.


This hortensia cannot decide if it wants to be blue, pink or purple.


No mistaking the colour of these specimens.


The photograph on the left shows the blue hibiscus growing alongside a pale pink hortensia.

Special effects, title, frames & collages provided by that clever little PicMonkey.

Linking to Mosaic Monday with Judith @
Lavender Cottage

24 comments:

  1. Hello Maggie, the blue hibiscus is lovely. All the blooms are beautiful. Thanks for sharing the beauty! Happy Sunday, have a great week ahead!

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  2. That hortensia is a winner. Gorgeous.
    Amalia
    xo

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  3. Lovely blue hibiscus and the hortensia........I tried blue hortensia but they always turn pink, despite giving them iron. Then they turn to a dark dirty colour and the next year pink again. So I leave it now by white and pink colours.

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  4. Lovely, Maggie. I wish we could grow beautiful hydrangea bushes like these. I remember Judy D's were as tall as her garage. ;-)

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  5. Maggie, great color in these photos. Love the hibiscus.

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  6. Wow! A lovely BLUE hibiscus! I've not seen a blue one. And your hydrangeas are just beautiful!!! Wishing you a grand week!

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  7. I really like the colour of the blue hibiscus. Mine is supposed to be "blue" but yours makes mine look almost pink.

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  8. Gorgeous. I have tried hydrangeas and I can't seem to keep them going. And I do have a winter hard hibiscus that should be blooming soon. Never had hortensia.

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  9. I've never heard of a blue hibiscus, but what a beautiful blossom. I love it. Hydrangeas that can't make up their minds what colour to be are growing around here, too. I wonder what makes them produce different colours. They are pretty in every shade!

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  10. You must have a mix of soils to be seeing both pink and blue hydrangeas - I usually add something to make my soil more acid as I like blue ones best! You can change pink to blue easily - harder the other way - and you never can change white ones apparently!
    Right now, after weeks of 90F plus every single day, mine are either crispy tan or already bleached out to greenish grey - pretty, but I miss my lovely blue ones.





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  11. Maggie, it's wonderful! I don't have the right soil for the pink/blue hydrangeas. Too clayish. But they are my favorite flowers and I am in awe!

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  12. Beautiful! I'd love to walk around your garden!

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  13. Just so Beautiful!! I have tried everything and my Hydrangeas if to be blue, are always pink...huge sigh. I have done everything mentioned and every season, they are still pink. They were one of my mother's favorites~

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  14. I would love to have pink and blue blooms on the same shrub, what a gorgeous sight! And I do like the clever PicMonkey myself - wish there was an iPad version.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Maggie.

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  15. What absolutely gorgeous hydrangeas....

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  16. The flowers look lovely. You must feel so happy every time you step into the garden.
    Amalia
    xo

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  17. Gorgeous! Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

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  18. The flowers look lovely, you obviously have a talent for gardening. I wish I was as good, it seems to be more hit and miss when I am doing anything in the garden.

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  19. Maggie dear - hope all is well there, so long since you've posted!
    Sending good wishes for Christmas and the coming year.
    May all good things surround you, and love and peace return to the world.

    Miss you - Mary

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  20. I love blue flowers!!! However they are the hardest to raise. Beautiful flowers you got there.

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  21. It's snowing here now and so you lovely hibiscus photos are my sunshine today! Have a wonderful day!

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  22. I love all these flowers !!
    Thanks for sharing your photos !!
    Greetings

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  23. Hello Maggie,
    I've been thinking about you lately and how we've not heard much from you. I hope all is well with you and the Senior Partner.

    Lorrie

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