Did you know the color of a hydrangea depends upon the acidity of the soil? Acidic soil creates blue blooms.
When Monkey was born (eleven years ago this coming Tuesday!), my husband bought me a blue hydrangea and brought it to the hospital. He was so busy buying me flowers that he almost missed our baby being born but he walked into the delivery room in the knick of time--and with a blue hydrangea so I couldn't be upset at his tardiness.
Someday, when we own our own home again I think I will plant a hydrangea hedge on one side of the house and make sure to mulch it with pine needles. Pine straw helps lower the pH of soil.
Do you have a favorite summertime flower?