Sunday, June 24, 2007

Hydrangea Blooms

I was out in the city this afternoon and saw a hydrangea bush outside a building. Not all the blooms have opened yet and I noticed this particular batch has three stages of growth. There are the little buds and new blooms in the middle the fully open flowers on the edges.

I love hydrangeas especially the pale green colored ones. I also love parrot tulips and bourganvilleas. But for beautiful aroma, nothing beats the scent of peonies.

What are your favorite flowers?

19 comments:

~tanty~ said...

Oh, I really love the color, it's so beautiful. My favorite flowers are tulip and lily :)

Glenn Standish said...

Really beautiful colours Ming!

Anonymous said...

Great job. In Japan hydrangea is at bloom now and the blue and purple one is rather popular here.

from TokyoDailyPhoto, macky

Z said...

It's nice to take the time to see the stages of the blooming process. For their scent, I think lilacs and lily of the valley and jasmin are my faves. At least at this moment in time. :-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful flowers and the color is stunning. I posted a flower that is similar in color this morning too.

My favorite flower depends on the season. It certainly is not the T-roses everyone is in love with. I guess it would have to be one of the simpler, older, flowers, perhaps like the cleome I posted today.

Abraham Lincoln
Wishing you the best of both worlds.

don said...

woow great dark blue color. here in Holland the blue color will stay for just one year after that year it will turn pink. Mine favorite flower is the Kirensghoma a shadow plant with some yellow flowers. Mine garden is manly green with grasses and bananaplants!!!!

annulla said...

Gorgeous photo! My favorite flowers are the most fragrant: lilacs, paperwhite narcissus, old-fashioned roses (not those beautiful but scentless modern hybrids), wisteria, jasmine, buddleia, gardenia, freesia, lily of the valley; all the flowers used to make the finest perfumes.

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hey Ming, what a gorgeous photo of a hydrangea, Love the color. I used to have a bush or two when we lived in a house with a garden.
My favourite flower at the moment is the Orchid. I love Oriental Lilies the best, but the scent is a little over powering. Having fresh flowers in the house everyday is a luxury that I indulge myself in.

The Cooking Ninja said...

We have toyed with this name (in French) for my daughter but we dropped it - too long with the last name. My favourite flower is lillies.

tigerfish said...

Those little buds look almost edible. I like the pastel shade.

Keropok Man said...

I have no fav flowers, but my sis loves Lilies.

She would buy them and the house will smell very very good!

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Wow! Just stunning flowers! The color makes it very special! I am really enchanted and you took a great photo!

Love all flowers and tree's flowers too. But my preferred are gerberas. Just now I see gorgeous gerberas at the blog of my friend Naomi. Worth take a look at HERE IN THE HILLS.

Have a good week!

Nathalie said...

What beautiful colours you have captured here ! My favourite flower in France used to be lilac, which I have never seen in Australia, but I also love ancient roses which drop their petals everywhere and have a divine scent.

Ex-Shammickite said...

That's a super picture Ming. I read somewhere that iron filings in the soil will turn the blooms blue but it's probably an old wives tale. I have a bush in fronf of my house that has pale whitish/green blooms, possibly because it doesn't get much light.
My favourite flower? I think Daffodils. So yellow and bright and they mean that winter is finally over!

Steve Buser said...

That's a real eye party.

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teahouse said...

Orchids!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

My favorite flower is the rose. I am still waiting for our hydrangea to bloom.

TCho said...

I like hydrangeas a lot too, but my favorite flowers are tulips.

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