Friday, June 29, 2012

Flower Power!

One of my favorite flowers are hydrangeas. I've grown these beautiful bushes for several years and have always enjoyed watching their little buds expand into large, round orbs of color. Normally, there would be a few dozen blooms, so, as I was telling my lovely friend Tracie at Fishtail Cottage, I never cut them for inside use. I didn't want the bushes to look too sparse by taking their color away. This year, however, I am pleased to say that the bushes have doubled in size and the number of blooms is amazing! They are mainly blue, ranging from a pale, ice blue shade to one with touches of purple. I purchased a nice wooden bench at a recent yard sale, which is currently sitting in front of the largest bush. It will be placed underneath the maple tree as soon as I complete a level spot for it. Nothing in this yard is level! I thought that the bench would make a nice place for my daughter to sit while watching the kids play and will mark the entry to the garden I have dedicated to my mom, called "Angel's Walk". Mom collected angels and loved flowers.
LOVE my pink wellies from the same yard sale as the bench and my hat from last year's trip to the beach!
As I said, I was so impressed with the number of blooms this season that I cut a large bunch the other day and brought them inside. I arranged them into a vase and set it on the mantel, then sat back and admired their beauty. Of course, I snapped a few pictures!

I also took a small bouquet and placed it into my thrift store pink vase for my bedside table. They look so pretty here, next to my old world style clock, Madonna and Jesus statue and wonderful painted and adorned bottle made by sweet friend Rosemary at Villabarnes. Waking up to little decorative touches like these really starts my day off on a happy note!


My day lilies have also gone wild this year, after being moved from the side yard. I think that the soil in the front is better and they get more sun. I love the little yellow-orange ones called "popcorn" and all the shades of purple! I also planted a red yarrow earlier in the spring and it too has grown leaps and bounds! My front bed overhaul is not quite complete. I still want another yarrow, a few white cone flowers and maybe some pink ones as well and a few lariope to line the border. Is that it? I'll have to check my list. I've just increased the bed's depth but may have to dig more out to accomodate everything LOL! I don't think I'll get much done outside this weekend however, as our temperature has moved up into the 100's, but I have plenty of indoor projects to keep me busy until it "cools" back down into the 90's. I'll keep you posted!


Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Leena

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12 comments:

  1. I am very jealous of your hydrangea bushes. My one little bush only has 4 blooms on it so no cutting yet.
    Laura

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  2. Oh Leena your Hydrangea is absolutely gorgeous. I love them, but they just don't grow hear like that. The only large bushes I ever see of them are white. I love the sweet name, Angel's walk in remembrance of your mother. The bench, wellies, and hat add just a fun touch. All of your flowers are lovely. Sure wish I had Hydrangeas to bring inside. I have both white and pink Coneflowers. I love them.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  3. Sorry, just saw that I wrote hear instead of here. Too funny!

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  4. Your flowers are gorgeous!! I love the bench next to them.

    Dee

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  5. Love your flowers, especially the hydrangeas.

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  6. Hello Everyone
    Flower Power!
    I should admit the entire article has been very enlightening and intensely well crafted. You should keep it up forever! Best of luck

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  7. I see my bottle! Aw, I'm so glad you like it. Your flowers are beautiful.

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  8. Hello, Just came across your blog....I love your header! It is so unique. Nice to meet you~
    Leticia

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  9. your garden is looking great, beautiful job on the flowers! and you got willies at a garage sale? maybe i need to go to better neighborhoods! ha ha! happy weekend!

    xx

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  10. Love the bench and those boots are fabulous!!!

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  11. Lovley Bench and Flowers :)
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  12. Oooh, your Hydrangeas are just stunning!... how fun you have enough to pick and enjoy inside as well... xoxo Julie Marie

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