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What color will you be – Color Crazy challenge 2020

My hydrangeas are slowing moving out of dormancy and putting out buds. These beautiful blooms which are normally lavender or blue look like this in the beginning. I have tried changing the color of my hydrangeas with little or no results. I wonder what color these will finally turn out to be.

Changing the Ph level of the soil changes the color of the blooms. It is said that acidic soil with a ph of 6 or lower produces blue or lavender blooms. Alkaline soil, that is soil with a pH  of 7.0, or above helps the blooms turn pink or red. My efforts so far have only resulted in pale pink flowers. This year I have been adding more garden lime to the soil in small quantities and hoping that they turn more red than they have been through all the previous years.

I will have to wait for a few more days to what what color these will finally turn out to be.

This is my contribution to Kim’s color crazy challenge.

  • Question of

    Experimentation is the best way to learn, right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Gradual changes are better than sudden and rapid changes , right?

    • Yes
    • No

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