It snowed again overnight. Flakes falling silently outside my window as I write make the world look enchanted, but I’m more inclined to keep warm with a cup of coffee than to venture out. Instead, I’ve dug out these pictures from the first snowfall we had at the start of winter, before the hydrangea flowers all gave up the ghost and turned brown.
The blue hydrangea is for Becky’s SquareUp as the snow is trying to cover up the mopheads.
The pinky red hydrangea is for Cee’s Flower of the Day.
2020 was the Year of the Hydrangea (though I imagine the hydrangea might have preferred a different one, given a choice). In honour of the accolade, I shared this gallery of Hydrangeas in various colours. For 2021, the same organisation is celebrating hardy Hibiscus, the garden bean, Hyacinth, Mondarda and sunflower.
49 Replies to “Hydrangeas In Winter”
Oh, poor things! I want to give them a hug 😦 😦
That’s a lovely impulse, but I think you’d regret it when the snow started melting. 🙂
I love the way the hydrangea have managed to hold onto their pastel shades that are now dusted with snow
My favourite thing about hydrangeas is the mix of colours you get on the one plant.
Beautiful hydrangeas – snowcapped has never been wrong when it comes to beauty.
You’re right. I was smiling recently to see ivy seed heads that were all wearing snow like crowns.
Liked iced confection.
I wonder what flavour it would be – the top might be one of the modern ones like lavender and thyme perhaps?
Oh wow I really love the first photo it looks amazing 🤩
Beautiful pics, Susan, I can’t quite make up my mind if hydrangeas are prettier in winter or summer. I find paniculata flowers die best. Happy Sunday 🙂
Thanks, Annette. I think like them best when the flowers are mature, and have developed lots of different shades.
So pretty with the snow on them. Glad you mentioned when the photos were taken as I was wondering how sheltered your garden must be! 😉
I can’t claim credit for growing them – they’re just ones I pass by in the neighbourhood. 🙂
Hydrangeas are beautiful in their own right, but look even more magical covered with snow, Susan. I miss mine, I rehomed them before we moved to Washington.
A garden is so very missable.
Love how you have captured the snow just gently resting on the hydrangeas. The vibrant colour not giving in the to the hues of winter.
That’s a nice way of putting it.
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