I've already had other entries telling about hydrangeas. However, this pink one I have is just coming into its own. My daughter, Rhonda, sent these pictures to me at work. This plant is absolutely gorgeous and I'm greatly anticipating seeing it when I get home. Above is a whole bush shot that really shows off the rounded profile of the plant's growth and the large size of the blooms. The plants with strap-like leaves growing on the left of the hydrangea are hedychiums (or "butterfly gingers.)" Both plants enjoy the same conditions - part shade and plenty of water - so I think they are natural companions.
Here is a close-up of the blooms. Such healthy little blooms that make up the flower-head. I don't know how blue these blooms will get with more soil acidity. This plant was simply labeled "pink" at the nursery, so I assumed that it would stay pink no matter the acidity. However, the lavender tinge that some of the blooms have makes me think otherwise.