Thursday, August 5, 2010

Hydrangeas

The majority of the cottages in Rhode Island have at least one lush and lovely hydrangea bush. Hydrangeas love moist soil and the colors vary based on the soil, particularly the degree of acid/alkalinity and minerals, especially aluminum. Vibrant colors abound.If you are interested in drying your hydrangeas, this is the best web information I have found. Medicinally, hydrangeas were used as a diuretic and to remove calculi deposits in the body. Although they are not commonly used medicinally any more, they are still enjoyed as a lovely summer flower!

4 comments:

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks for sharing your trip! Love hydrangeas!

Frivolitea said...

Beautiful!

parTea lady said...

Your vacation photos of RI are great. I enjoyed seeing so many pretty gardens and your tea room visit.

Marilyn said...

Love hydrangeas. They do grow quite well here in the Pacific Northwest. Next year I hope to plant more in my yard.