Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wabi Sabi Hydrangeas

I love hydrangeas. They were my wedding flower 13 years ago. I usually prefer the blue ones. In my mind, they are the" perfect" flower. I have planted several hydrangeas in my yard: 3 blue that turned pink and 1 pink that turned blue. Go figure! I also love the Limelight green hydrangeas and have a couple in my yard too. The pink ones don't really go with the colors I envision in my garden until they turn a deep red in the fall. Then they are perfect. I have tried all kinds of tricks to turn the pink ones back to blue but alas they want to be pink, and then red.

The blue hydrangea in my front yard has one" perfect" blue blossom on it right now amongst other shades of blue. This one blossom is an anamoly. Maybe it is actually the imperfect one and the others are perfect. Thus the wabi sabi hydrangea. The beauty in imperfection. I have noticed this hydrangea more this year because of the random coloring than I ever have in the 12 years it has been in my yard. The notion of wabi sabi is clearly opening up my eyes to the imperfect world which is so beautiful and perfect to me.

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