It is the beginning of hydrangea season in NW Washington State. They grow well - and big - here and many homes and gardens feature wonderful displays.
There are several varieties - this is the Angel Wing Hydrangea - a gift from our daughter's family. Do you see the "wings" on the outer edge of the bloom? I love the light and medium colors of the flowers. They start out green and slowly turn to this lovely pink
These cone-shaped hydrangeas are gaining popularity - and I can see why- the huge blossoms are spectacular.
And the Lace Cap Hydrangea - with a halo of larger outer flowers.
Big displays in yards - notice the hedges of Hydrangeas in the background also.
I love their big moppy heads
A delicate blue Angel Wing
Lace Cap in blue
This was the first cone shaped one I ever saw - it was in the garden of a new friend in Bow, Washington.
Different colors on the same bush
Parks and public spaces often plant hydrangeas