Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hydrangea Madness!

I have a few hydrangeas planted in my yard and I love them!  I featured one HERE last year and thought I'd share more with you.

Anyone who has ever grown or admired these gorgeous plants is probably familiar with the variety of colors they come in. The color is often dictated by the amount of acid in the soil, so they can change from one hue to another unexpectedly. This year, I have PINK

WHITE and

my usual BLUE.

What's different this year is that all three of these beautiful colors are growing ON THE SAME PLANT!

This has never happened before and I think it's because of the introduction of mulch that came from shredding a neighbor's downed tree. Whatever the reason, it was a very nice surprise!

I didn't know too much about hydrangeas when I first planted them and thought that they all grew those wonderful fluffy balls of colorful blooms. Imagine my disappointment when two of my plants never did! They would bloom, but the flowers were small, a bit scraggly and never formed the orbs that I expected. After some research, I have discovered that these plants are perfectly normal.  They are just a different variety, called Lace Caps. What a cute name for such delicate blossoms!

A few of my lilies are starting to bloom and with enough sunshine, I may be able to share them with you next week. I'm also going to be adding some more perennials and working on the beds, budget and injured back permitting.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you're having a fabulous summer!
Hugs, Leena

Sharing with: Fishtail Cottage's Cottage Garden Link Party #9, 2013
                             Savvy S0uthern Style, Wow Us Wednesday #125
                            Rooted In Thyme, Simple and Sweet Fridays #70
                            French Country Cottage, Feathered Nest Friday

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Fishtail Cottage is hosting a wonderful give away by The Feathered Nest! Not one, not two, but THREE lucky winners will receive one of The Feathered Nest's beautiful, nostalgic, romantic sachets. A selection is posted below. SO GORGEOUS! Be sure to click the link above and enter! Contest ends July 1st!
Good Luck! Hugs, Leena

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Today

Good morning everyone! Look at this beautiful day we've been given! Let's all go out and enjoy it!
Hugs, Leena

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Inspiration Vintage Magazine Premiere and Give Away!


There's a beautiful new magazine that's just come out - Inspiration Vintage! Melinda Barrowcliff-Reyes has put together and fabulous team of women contributors and the premiere issue looks nothing short of stunning! To celebrate its launch, Melinda has partnered with Kara Garber to offer these wonderful prizes! One lucky winner will receive:

European stapler with 1/4" brass staples-A "staple" item always close by when crafting.
Mint Leaf French soap-The soap is triple milled and made with shea butter {perfect to wash up after an afternoon of gardening}
A vintage bowl with character-Kara loves to stack these, they are the most fun for display and for your favorite fruit in season. 
Vintage serving spoon, perfect patina to add a sense of history to any table. 
Assorted paper envelopes and bags + yellow hand-dyed ribbon.....enjoy!
 
And from Melinda, two lucky winners will receive a digital copy of the premiere issue of Inspiration Vintage Magazine!
 
So, what're you waiting for? Click that link above to enter and good luck!!
Hugs, Leena

Monday, June 10, 2013

Comments and Responses

Hi y'all! Hope everybody is having a great day  ! I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your visits and sweet comments! Unfortunately, I can't always respond to your comments via email because the return address is a "no-reply". When this happens, I respond on my blog. I always reply because I want everyone to know how much I love that they are here! Also, I have recently disabled receiving anonymous comments. I was getting so many spam comments and while they were automatically deleted from my blog (I guess because I they had  links in them) they would show up in my email and was just a pain to delete.

Thank you again for supporting my blog! Hugs, Leena

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Graduation!

Congratulations to my dear, sweet and adorable grandson, Jamison, who graduated from Kindergarten on May 31st! We're all so proud of you my little minkey!
Next stop - First Grade!
 

Love you with all the world, Meemaw
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