My favourite time of year for hydrangeas is when summer’s ending and the season begins its change to autumn. Gone are the bright hues of blue, white and pink, to be replaced by various shades – lilac, dusky pink, cerulean and boysenberry.
I picked these out especially from my local hydrangea farm, drawing inspiration from one particular dusky lilac stem. Teaming it with other shades of hydrangea, black knight scabiosa, olive leaf and wild berries from the side of the road enhanced the dark shades and complemented the purple tones.
Hydrangeas are an underestimated flower, and at this time of year at their best – a little antiqued, speckly and a unique choice for a bouquet in your house or wedding.
Words and blooms by Shaye at On My Hand