“Already Pink”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
I try to keep a record of when plants bloom, emerge from winter dormancy, or how they grow in general, but now I find that is not enough. I need to be a little more specific. Case in point, the oakleaf hydrangeas. Mine have already started to turn pink.
It seems to have happened overnight, and I also think this is a little early. Once they turn pink, they do not last very much longer which would be a shame. I wonder if this could be in response to the unseasonably cool weather we have been having for the last six days. Could this plant think it has missed summer, and fall is on the way? I doubt this.
Most probably it is my memory that the reason I am surprised these are already pink. I guess I just don’t remember them turning so early which is why I need to take notice and keep a record. I thought the white flowers would be around longer and repeat that color so that when other white flowers start blooming soon, that area of the garden would be better unified.
Even though the oakleaf hydrangea flowers have turned, they still are attractive and add to the garden, so I am not too disappointed to see the rosy pink color appear.