One of my favorite plants is the hydrangea. Any and all kinds. They're easy plants although in the first year or so they are thirsty little plants and require daily watering. But once established they require very little care.
|This hydrangea is usually my source for dried flowers for the house.|
The white oak leaf by the garden gate has been there for several years. This year I added two more to the back garden.
And today . . well, actually it started yesterday, but I didn't get there until today, one of our hardware store/spring plant sellers had a two for one sale.
And so I bought . . .
|I've always loved the lace caps.|
Two pink lace cap hydrangeas both in full bloom. They, too, will be for the back garden. They're rather large so Husband Jim will have to plant them. But he shouldn't mind for he was the one that encouraged me to go to the 2 for 1 sale!
One of our local fast food establishments is being closed, to be torn down and a new one built. Along the south side of the building was a beautiful stand of oak leave hydrangeas. We know the owners and every year I think I'll ask if I can pick some blooms.
But I never do.
And then Tuesday, they said that all of the plants were being torn out. "Can I come pick the flowers?" I asked. They agreed and so today found me in the middle of drive through with Fiskars in hand.
While I picked as many of the hydrangeas as I could. Once home, I put them in vases around the house. Most without water so that they can dry.
|Jim's chest with the vase of hydrangeas, his Whizzo Bank, a Genie lamp bank and pictures of us -- on our wedding day and on our 40th anniversary!|
A wonderful old jar on the chest in the master bedroom. The pinkish hydrangeas pick up the pinks in the vase.
|I love mirrors for the reflections they provide.|
I love the dusky pink color of the flowers and I never put real flowers in that vase -- only dried flowers and leaves or bittersweet in the fall.
|Guests deserve flowers in their room.|
A vase for the guest room. There's always a vase on the table for whenever we have guests, a vase of fresh flowers welcome them. Now a vase of dried hydrangeas will welcome them.
|Pinkish hydrangeas in a blue and white vase.|
A blue and white vase on an end table in the living room.
|The only disappointment about hydrangeas is that they have no fragrance!|
And on the breakfast room table is a bouquet of hydrangeas. The pinkest of them all. These are in water and hopefully, they will last as long as Michelle's (From A Haus To Call Home) for her's have lasted over two weeks.
It's Friday and I'm sharing my hydrangeas -- both in and out for Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.