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What Are 3 Interesting Facts About Hydrangeas

Hydrangeas are extraordinary. Here are three facts to be wowed by:

 1. Vibrant color-changing abilities – Hydrangeas can change their colors from blue to pink or even purple if you relocate them! Adding aluminum sulfate fertilizer to the plants will turn the blue petals into a deep, eye-catching pink. 

 2. Symbolic of gratitude – Throughout the centuries, hydrangeas have been used as symbols of sincere gratitude and appreciation. It has even been used in old traditional Japanese tea ceremonies showing reverence and respect for those who are present.

 3. Why they’re called “hydrangeas”– An eighteenth-century botanist named this flower after the Greek words “hydros,” meaning water, and “angos,” meaning jar because there is an abundance of water in its vase-like blooms– perfect for its pondside streaming location.

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