“N” Is For Nikko Blue Hydrangea

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These are Nikko Blue Hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla) that I have growing in my backyard. The ones in the bottom picture next to the pie are cuttings I took to decorate a table.

 

Scripture reference;

“17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”  2 Corinthians 3:17-18 KJV

 

I have lots of hydrangeas. I planted them along the foundation of my house on both the north and the east sides. Their leaves get to be really big, and their flowers are like big pompoms. Some flower books call them mop heads. The blooms start out green, and then slowly turn white. Next they start to show blue margins on each blossom. Then the blossoms finally become blue. That blue gradually deepens. They remain like that for a long time.

Eventually (around the end of summer) they start to change color again. They become like reddish purple grapes and are dappled with mossy green and a shade of beige that is so pale that it’s almost white. Eventually they fade into a uniform shade of bronze. Hydrangeas, too, seem to be changed from glory to glory as the seasons progress.

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In this picture I made an autumn arrangement of hydrangeas, roses, and some stems from my privet shrubs that had little dark berries on them.

It is not difficult to grow these giant beauties. The two things they need are afternoon shade and plenty of water.

Christians are like hydrangeas. They progress through the seasons of life, and experience many kinds of weather, but they continue to look to Jesus as they study the Bible, and continually call out to Him in prayer. The Lord prizes us the same way I prize my hydrangeas.

 

“Nikko Blue” by  Theresa Anne Moore

 

When she makes herself at home

And sinks her feet in fertile loam

She quickly grows with leaps and bounds

In full array that beckons…astounds.

Predestined work she’ll gladly do.

We fondly call her “Nikko Blue”

 

 

This post was submitted as part of the A to Z Challenge, where participants agree to post an article that corresponds to each letter of the alphabet and publish an article every day during the month of April (except Sundays).

Here at Serenaded Softly, my theme for the month is Blossoming Verses, where I’ll share a picture of something in bloom, a passage of scripture, and a poem.

If you are looking for a more in-depth devotion you may visit my companion blog, Moore To Ponder

 

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http://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

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5 thoughts on ““N” Is For Nikko Blue Hydrangea

  1. Reblogged this on Moore to Ponder and commented:

    “Christians are like hydrangeas. They progress through the seasons of life, and experience many kinds of weather, but they continue to look to Jesus as they study the Bible, and continually call out to Him in prayer. The Lord prizes us the same way I prize my hydrangeas…”

  2. Debbie says:

    These are amazing! What a beautiful color and how they change and how we change . . .thank you, dear Theresa! You have such a tender touch to these posts! God bless you and touch your heart tenderly today!

  3. Such a beautiful blue, Theresa. I love hydrangeas too. You’re right about them not liking afternoon sun… I have one I need to move to a shadier spot. 🙂
    Blessings ~ Wendy ❤

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