The Earth laughs in flowers” – Raph Waldo Emerson | Part 3

My Dear Reader – Welcome again here – continuing my series of blogs on nurturing – Gods best creation called “FLOWERS”

Series 2 – “Hydrangea”

The Hydrangea – is one leafy rare species of flowers they are also commonly known as the landscaping shrubs with the most beautiful colored flowers. And they smell fantastic. It’s also known as theHortensia. It is an exceptionally versatile flower. This flower is used for everything from bridal bouquets and exquisite flower arrangements to a beautiful garden flower.


Hydrangea flowers

You can read Part 2 here : “The Earth laughs in flowers” – Raph Waldo Emerson | Part 2

Its name is derived from the Greek word –hydros which mean ‘water’ and angos which is ‘Jar’ or a water barrel. In the true and real sense – these flower shrubs needs loads of water they live it up to their name well. It has about 70 to 75 different species. Their shrubs can grow anywhere between 2 to 8 feet tall…and can also spread like vine –like plants that may reach to 90 feet tall to its maximum height.

Hydrangea Paniculata Plant

Hydrangea Paniculata Plant

The history of this big leafy flower goes a long way they have first cultivated thousands of years ago in China and Japan. According to some studies, they are also to be found in some parts of North American regions.

It’s a fairly a low pricing plant while growing as they would only need to be pruned and watered. The flowers come in many different colors – which would totally depend on the acidity of the soil they are growing in. They bloom in the late summer and stay for quite a long.

Besides this beautiful flower shrub plants adding beauty to your garden and flower arrangements has some rare distinctive facts attached to it. Which are very symbolic to its colors; the shades of Pink, Blue, Purple and green is what they stand to symbolize

The hydrangea symbolism for each color is:

  • Pink hydrangeas showcase – heartfelt emotion.
  • Blue hydrangeas symbolize – frigidity and apology.
  • White hydrangeas are considered to be – boasting or bragging.
  • Purple hydrangeas stand to showcase – a desire to deeply understand someone.
Hydrangea, Porch

Hydrangea, Porch

Though there still remains – a debate over hydrangea’s symbolism – it stands in close connection with vanity and boastfulness. Whereas on the other hand its known to be suggested as presenting a hydrangea bouquet reflects the givers’ gratefulness for the recipients understanding.

But – with having all the controversies around its symbolism – this beautiful flower boldly represents anything that’s sincerely heartfelt.

Hydrangea flowers

You can read Part 1 here : “The Earth laughs in flowers” – Raph Waldo Emerson | Part 1

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