I believe this is a lacecap hydrangea. They do fairly well in the D.C. area, but if you want to see some incredible ones, go to Cape May in New Jersey. That is one beautiful seaside town. Lovely old Victorians with bold colors, flowerpots and window boxes everywhere. I’ll have to scan some of my old photos taken there one of these days.
This reminds me of a flagpole! Certainly an image of transition. I added a texture from SkeletalMess.
Witch hazel adds a nice dose of yellow, doesn’t it? Spring is near, I tell ya, spring is near.