I have always wanted BLUE hydrangeas. The bluer the better in my opinion. Unfortunately, they have been gradually loosing their color to the point where they are downright lackluster. On Memorial Day KC and I went to my favorite store in the world, Garden Supply Co, to see about remedying the situation. We enlisted the help of one of the gardeners there who suggested aluminum sulfate. We looked but couldn't find it so she checked the inventory. It said there were several bags so she continued to search. After about 10 minutes, she finally found it hidden behind another product. Anyway, we brought it home and applied it liberally to the plants.
It's been a week and a half now and I've been checking them every few days. Of the 4 plants, one is starting to change color. It's still not blue enough for me and the other 3 plants are still barely even pink. If things don't change in the next few days, I'll be going back over to Garden Supply and purchasing another bag of aluminum sulfate. I had no idea how basic our soil had gotten over there. The good news is that it's only about $9 a bag.
This one was taken this afternoon. (45mm, f4.5, 1/80)
I'm a mother of 2 girls living in NC. I've dabbled in photography on and off but really this is just for fun