I'm not a fan of brown. I have to actively (Huh?) stand to look
at anything of that hue to find something admirable
about whatever it is. Consequently, it's pretty safe to say
these hydrangeas looked drab by themselves, but gorgeous when
set against their red leaves. What really attracted me
was the outrageous kaleidoscope of red, purple and green
with the modest perfection of the brown hydrangeas
quietly holding their own among their flashy friends.