The first few hydrangeas are in bloom on the bush beside the front entrance. At first creamy green, then palest blue, and finally a deep clear-day-sky-blue that stays for most of the summer. It's hard to choose a favorite flower - I think they are all my favorites - but hydrangeas give me great delight.
They provide constant color in my garden for several months, require almost no care at all, make great arrangements in the house, and in autumn, darken to rich shades perfect for drying. What's not to like?
Linking to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary of the Little Red House.