That time of the year in Tokyo when Hydrangea (アジサイ; 紫陽花) flowers bloom and the weather turns humid

As the rainy season moves into Tokyo usually around the second week of June or so, the seasonal Hydrangea (アジサイ; 紫陽花) flowers begin to bloom and this year is no exception. In most species the Hydrangea flowers are white, but in some species (notably H. macrophylla), can be blue, red, pink, light purple, or dark purple. The different colors of the Hydrangea flowers are affected by soil pH. The Hydrangea in the first image here I took two weeks ago has just started turning to a pink color. There are well over 50 species of the Hydrangea flower.




In the second image taken one week ago, of the same Hydrangea the color is changing to a pink color. As this Hydrangea flower continues turning from its current pink color to purple, I will continue adding images over the next two weeks.

“The light delicate blush of the petals reminds me of a beating heart, while the size could only match the heart of the sender!” –Tan Jun Yong





And in this third image taken two days ago the Hydrangea has turned even more of a vivid pink color which will over the next 2 to 3 weeks turn to a vivid purple color because of the pH condition of the soil. The vivid pink is probably the peek of the Hydrangea’s bloom before it turns purple and then withers away as the peddles drop off the plant.