Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Hydrangeas!

I love hydrangeas! Thank you for indulging me in a photo heavy post of their beauty! I have a couple of new colors this year that I planted last year and I'm just relishing their amazing beauty!

21 comments:

Adell said...

The colors are so beautiful, thanks for sharing. :)

Wendi said...

So beautiful!

Bevy said...

Those are PICTURE-PERFECTly beautiful. (Obviously, if you took pics of them);)

I love hydrangeas, too. Last year, my bush only produced two or three flowers on it. I was very dissapointed. It's a huge bush, which made it all the more sad.

I just wanted you to know that I linked to you this morning...in my post for today. Hope you don't mind.

Oh, I wanted to ask... Do you ever put used coffee grounds on your hydrandgea plants?? Just curious... I know that they love the acidity given from the coffee - but then I heard that it can sometimes change the color of the blooms. Not sure if it's true or not.

Dawn said...

I thought of you when we had to go to the airport on Sat to pick up a friend. There are the MOST gorgeous pink hydrangeas around the outdoor fountain. You know the one I mean? Oh man, those things are gorgeous!! I told Jen,"Mrs. Monica would love those!!" Dawn M.

Paige said...

I don't think I've ever seen the blue in real life. Do you intend to dry them? My mother has a beautiful bouquet of dried hydrangeas.

*carrie* said...

Gorgeous! I love hydrangeas, too. Wish we could have some in our yard, but our corner lot is too windy.

Josh and Crystal said...

I love hydrangeas. They're my favorite flower! I don't have any at my new house, so thanks for sharing the beauty of yours with us!

Elise said...

The blue are my personal favorite!! I bought some last year and still need to plant them. They have such a happy, cottagey feel to me!! Love them!!
Elise

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Beautiful... I actually loved all the photos..so you can quietly do more entries like this from time to time :) :) :) the hydrangeas are beautiful and romantic.
Occassionally I"ve been sharing the link to your blog on my Facebook page. You write such good things and from a Christian mom/woman perspective. It's very encouraging. Have you thought about also having a Facebook page that's linked to your blog? A lot of blogs/websites have them and I'd become a "fan/like"..just an idea...

I look forward to reading more of your writing :) Have a great day.
Sincerely, Heather H :) :)
p.s. I have a blog now too...still very new...but I"ve been giving it to Jesus every day...because it all belongs to Him anyway :) :) :)
Have a great week :)

Ami said...

The blue are my favorite! I've only every had white ones, but last year I planted the roots of a blue one. Unfortunately, my husband thought it was a weed and hacked it to bits last fall. But it survived the winter and is starting all over again! So next year - blue hydrangeas!

Rachel @ The Cupcake Sprinkles In Life said...

LOVE THEM!!!

The florist in me has gone into frenzy mode- must buy hydrangeas and plant everywhere!

:) Lovely Monica!!!!!! :)

Dayna (Spear) Guenther said...

Gorgeous. I love them too!

betty said...

Spanish name "Hortensias"
Really your "Hortensias" are so beautiful!!
BICOS. Betty

Stephanie in SC said...

Please share with us where you have them planted..shade, sun? I see them in different places, but yours look so nice!

Mom said...

Gorgeous! Since we don't have any in our yard, I am happy to enjoy the photos of yours. Thanks for sharing -- love you, Mom

petrii said...

Oh how beautiful!!! Our hydrangeas are not blooming yet, but has lots of buds. Seems like we bloom a little later in these parts =)

Have a Blessed day,
Dawn

Lynn B said...

Wow, those are glorious! The colors are other-worldly!

I just noticed myself as I was clicking over here, saying "Please, please still have the rocking chairs picture up there." :) It's like I sigh in relaxation as soon as I see them!!

thehomespunheart said...

Stephanie in SC: Hi! All the hydrangeas pictured are planted around my veggie garden, they get morning sun and afternoon partial sun.

My experience with hydrangeas in the deep south is that they need at least partial shade - I have some in full shade doing great! The few I have in full sun are struggling, they always do ok but never get much bigger.

Monica

Tim and Susan said...

This is my favorite flower too!

Lynn said...

Beautiful! I LOVE Hydrangeas too! They are my alltime favorite flowers. I tried to grow them once but they didnt do so well. We are thinking of moving to SC and I hope to plant some there. Thank you for sharing your amazing flowers, they brought a smile to my face.

Rosey's Gal said...

I love hydrangeas. Yours are so pretty. I have for small bushes in my yard planted 3yrs and 1yr ago. Two are deep fushia the other two are pale pink and white... the buds a bi color half pink and half white. Oh I almost forgot... I have five. I have an endless summer bunch in "blushing bride". From afar it looks white but whne you get up close you can see a hint of pink. Anybody know how to get more blooms?