Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Flower of Yesteryear

Nothing says yesteryear than hydrangeas. One look at this beautiful snowball flower and I imagine antique lace, doilies, and the hint of Scarlett O'Hara whispering to Rhett.
I have never been lucky enough to grow hydrangeas. For some reason, I lack that green thumb required to produce these beauties.
Send me your photos of the hydrangeas in your yard. I can't wait to see them!

9 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

I have a hydrangea that has about 1000 blooms readying themselves! I'll be sure to take lots of shots;)

asthmagirl said...

I have no hydrangea. I've just never gotten around to them. I'll have to look at MPM's!

Nurse Nancy said...

By far, my very favorite flower. I have three in my garden. The one that was given to me by my mother in law is beautiful....just waiting for it to bloom. When it does, I will ber sure to share some picutres. It makes me think of her and what a beautiful person she was.....

TSannie said...

As MPM and NN said - still waiting for them to bloom here in cold rainy CT. But when they do...O the beauty!

Grandma J said...

I had tons in CA, but none here in Texas. I can't wait to see MPM's!

Jeannelle said...

Very lovely! My mom had a snowball bush when we were kids, but I don't know if that's a hydrangea or not. She always wanted a blue hydrangea bush, but blue would grow in Iowa soil, she was told.

imom said...

Never had a Hydrangea and probably never will... While I love them for the reasons you do, my husband does not.

Daryl said...

Its not about a green thumb, its about nitrates .. seriously, ask at a garden center what you need to add to the dirt in your garden/yard to get them to grow.

Sue said...

Hi Deb...I adore Hydrangeas..I just got home from my trip and waiting for me from a fellow blogger was a beautiful arrangement with this lovely flower...I love when you dry them...How have you been...did you have any interest in the Viking coking class that we are going to?? I can't remember if I heard back from you...