Here at Candelaria Creations, we specialize in beautiful customized floral design, featuring hydrangeas, lilies, and much more.

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Hydrangea lovers did you know that there are islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that boast 1000’s of blue hydrangeas every year?!

The Azores Islands, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean (off of Portugal), are known for their scenic seaside views, green hilly terrain, & exotic flora. The Azores is an archipelago made up of 9 different islands, each of volcanic origin.

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In the island of Sao Miguel, Azores, Hydrangeas line the highways, country roads, and pastures!  Not only are these flowers planted everywhere, but locals raise them in their gardens as well, especially in Candelaria.

 

There’s a reason why the hydrangeas are so blue. Since the islands are the result of volcanic eruptions from 1000’s of years ago, its topography is different than larger continents.  Since volcanic eruptions release water, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and hydrogen chloride, creating  fertile & acidic soil,  this leads to the hydrangeas’ sharp blue color & their ability to come back stronger every year!

 

If you travel it to this hydrangea heaven, aim to visit in July or August, when the hydrangeas will be in their peak bloom. However, don’t go picking: It’s illegal to harvest hydrangeas on any of the Azores Islands. After all, you wouldn’t want to strip the islands of their natural beauty.

 

That is why at Candelaria Creations, we love hydrangeas!  These fluffy flowers have been an inspiration for many of our creations.  Contact Candelaria Creations today to order your beautiful flower arrangement today for any occasion! Be sure to follow us on instagram and facebook.

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