Friday, June 21, 2013

pink or blue?


Blue or pink?

You be the one to decide, depending on your soil, a science experiment in your yard, litmus paper in the form of blooms. 

acid soil = blue flowers

alkaline soil = pink flowers

According to Southern Living:

"Here are a couple of tricks to turn hydrangea flowers the color you want. To turn blue flowers pink, sprinkle 3 to 4 cups of lime around the base of the plant. Do this again several months later. To turn pink flowers blue, add 4 tablespoons of aluminum sulfate to a gallon of water, and drench around the base. Do this again three weeks later. The color change takes about a year in either case, so be patient."

Maybe a good decoration for a baby shower?

~more campground flowers, no not my yard, duh


The Calico Cat said...

I had heard something like this once upon a time ago.

I am now wondering: Can you change a white hydrangea? (Can you change a colored hydrangea to a white one?)

Why is the hydrangea to the left on my door huge while the one on the right stays puny? (They were planted before we moved in.)

Gypsy Quilter said...

Will tinfoil work do you think? It's aluminum.

Linda J said...

on the same bush too. Isn't science and nature amazing?