Watercolour and ink sketch in Moleskine Large Notebook
“From the bottom of the garden,
enthroned in his earthenware pot,
the hydrangea god surveys his minions—”
Due to the acidity of our soil here in Tarlton (South Africa), which is caused by the many Blue Gum trees planted in the area, our Hydrangeas are mostly mauve, blue or pink, and if we want a white variety, we have to add a lot of alkalinity to the soil.