Monday, July 2, 2007

Hydrangea Macrophylla

Sakuras might be the main attraction during the spring season. Come summer, flowers like Hydrangea and Tiger lily can be seen almost at every garden. I'll be focusing on Hydrandea (click here for more info) in this entry. Another entry on Tiger Lily will be posted some other time.
I guess most of you guys have no idea at all about this flower. It's called ajisai in Japan and bunga tiga bulan in Malaysia. The colour of the flower changes depending on the pH of the soil; acidic soils produce blue flowers, neutral soils produce very pale cream petals, and alkaline soils results in pink or purple.
Here are some of the ajisai pictures I took recently. This time, I'll start with some close-up pictures first.
And the rest of the pictures I took. Some are repeats from the pictures above though.

Ajisai is almost everywhere during the summer in Japan. You can hardly find a house without at least a single ajisai in the garden. How about Malaysia? I know we don't have summer in Malaysia, but ajisai actually can still be spotted back home.

Could anyone suggest any flowers close to ajisai that we can find back home, which blooms at a certain period of the year?

6 comments:

cl3m` said...

no, msia only one season, so flowers can be found throughout the year...

in jpn though

early spring-sakura
mid spring-tulips
late spring/early summer-roses,lilies,ajisai
summer-sunflowers
autumn-red leaves :P

enjoy

got many more :P

Calvin said...

wow, so fast got your comments ady!

thanks for your yearly-calendar-like list of flowers here. lilies and roses will be posted in the next few entries.

tanoshimini ne :)

michelleg said...

haha. now all flowers dy hor? i mean ur blog post..

Calvin said...

michelleg: yalor, but did the flowers too many liao until they made your eyes go 'hua'? hehe :P

K'ryn said...

I love this blog, can't get enough of those beautiful flowers

Calvin said...

k'ryn: thanks for your comment. i'll make sure it will get better :)