I know, I know, I should be writing about something French today, but I just had to post these pictures! These are hydrangeas from my Mother’s garden outside of Boston. While the white is not my first choice (I just love them in blue), I do think these are wonderful for the color variations: from pure white, to celery, to cream.

Did you know that ‘hydrangea’ in French is ‘hortensia’?  So, our woman’s name, Hortense (yes, I know, it is old-fashioned and you don’t hear it anymore) means this beautiful, versatile flower! 

Hydrangeas 1

Hydrangeas 2