4 Review (s)

  1. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    They say that you can artificially change the color of hydrangeas by adding various watering chemicals ...

    • OOO "Sad"

      Today, hydrangea is in fashion: two-meter bushes with multi-colored balls of flowers on tall stems look gorgeous along garden paths, near the porch and in the middle of the green expanse of the lawn.
      And do not be upset if you bought a blue hydrangea for planting, and you have a pink one.

      It's all about the soil! It is enough to work a little on its composition, and the color of the flowers will easily change.
      Water, for example, before flowering plants with aluminum alum (5 g per 1 liter of water), and the white color will change to blue, and pink to lilac. When iron salts are added, hydrangeas turn bright blue, almost blue (I mix a little iron filings into the soil or, even easier, stick a few nails into the ground).

  2. Summerman, gardener and gardener (anonymous)

    I love hydrangea because it changes color like magic. In some gardens it is pink, in others it is snow-white, in others it is cream, in the fourth it is blue ... I dream of conducting an experiment in my dacha: in one garden I want to grow hydrangeas of different colors. In principle, this is possible, because the color of the hydrangea depends on the composition of the soil on which it grows (acidity, the content of iron and aluminum salts in it). Has anyone, I wonder, conducted such experiments in their country house?

    • OOO "Sad"

      Dear Lydia Ivanovna, paniculate hydrangea flowers change their color gradually: white when dissolved, they then become pale pink, then change color to bright pink, then to raspberry with a slightly purple tint, and, finally, by autumn they become red-beige.

      Large-leaved hydrangea is the most colorful and magnificent, but also the most delicate. In Central Russia, it does not hibernate in open ground, it is often used as a houseplant.


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