Thursday, May 28, 2020


The hydrangea’s color ranges from white to blue to pink and purple, determined by the acidity level of the soil. (Acidic soils produce blue flowers, neutral soils produce pale cream petals, and alkaline soils result in pink or purple.)

I remember reading somewhere that looking at flowers can lower your blood pressure. They meant in person, but maybe flowers in art can also help.

Hydrangeas today for Art Thursday:

Wren with Hydrangeas
by Watanabe Seitei (Watanabe Shotei), c. 1906, color on silk

Still Life with Irises and Hydrangea
by Richard La Barre Goodwin

Hydrangea and Swallow

Hydrangeas and Other Garden Flowers
by John Ross Key, 1882

Time is The Enemy
by Gerard Byrne, 2014


HWY said...

Hydrangeas are really beautiful flowers, and just looking at photos of them really does lift the spirit.

"Hydrangeas and Other Garden Flowers" is particularly nice.

Jeanne said...

I love hydrangeas, especially the blue ones. They remind me of the yards tended by my grandmother and great-aunt in Arkansas.