Hydrangea Hues

Flowers June 2016

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.

 

Hydrangeas Stemmed Berlin

Photographs: Stemmed Berlin