A dead hydrangea is as intricate and lovely as one in bloom. Bleak sky is as seductive as sunshine, miniature orange trees without blossom or fruit are not defective; they are that.”
– Toni Morrison, Tar Baby
Variance is the real beauty of Hydrangeas. With their mass of flowers, each individually offering up a hue of it’s own, these large blooms are almost a study in colour tone. Here a balanced bundle of vibrant purple to muted blue hues. Offset by the strong green diagonal of the stalk, a mirror reflecting the graphic simplicity of arrangement, both of graphic simplicity and toppling mass of magnificent texture and hue, maybe the very key to their allure for me.
Photographs: Stemmed Berlin