I am visiting my parents in New Jersey and must share some of my mother's garden with you. My mom has been a big inspiration to me as she is a long-time gardener and has a beautiful property. One of her garden's features is hydrangea. She has many varieties and colors and luckily, they are all in bloom in June. Take a look:
Hydrangea have a unique ability to change color based upon the ph of the soil. I have read that you can put one in a pot and manipulate the ph in an effort to change if from pink to blue, for example. Pretty cool science!
|Lace Cap Hydrangea|
Hydrangea are not intended for the Arizona climate. They are better suited for cold climates, or zones 4-9. If you see one in a store in Phoenix, do not buy it with the intent of planting it in your garden. It may survive for a week or so, but will ultimately land in your compost.