Tuesday, June 26, 2007

guest photo: blue hydrangea

This is one of my favourite photos that H took earlier this month, and I wanted to share it with you. You can see more of his pictures here. (It's written in Japanese but just click on the month tags at the top of the page).

6 comments:

  1. I killed mine : ( Can I borrow your green thumb?

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  2. Gorgeous! Looks like the two of you are a talented couple of photographers. :)

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  3. I love the blue hydrangeas than the pink ones. Most varieties in Japan have the blue ones because of the acid content of the soil. I think less acidic and you'll get pink blooms. I stand corrected! (I heard this from my MIL who is crazy about Hydrangeas)

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  4. MyUtopia,
    Sorry I don't have much of a green thumb either. This picture was taken at a Japanese garden we went to recently. We live in an apartment with no garden and having the cats we don't really have any plants either. I miss having green but we try to get out somewhere fairly often.

    Nancy,
    Thanks (from H too)! :)

    Grace,
    That's interesting. I didn't know that the acidic content of the soil affects the colour. You learn something new every day. I love the blue and purple hydrangeas here.

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  5. I love the blue and the purple hydrangeas, too. I've heard it has something to do with how acid or alkaline the soil is, but not sure which produces which! When I lived in an apartment with three cats, my husband and I used to grow something called "cat grass" for them--they loved to chew on it, and supposedly it was good for them :)

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  6. Gentle Reader,
    We tried the cat grass with Bailey (haven't tried again since we got Jiro, maybe we should) and he just ignored it and then it died! Go figure!

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