Sunday, September 11, 2011

Fall Hydrangeas

 

 

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Annabelle Hydrangeas are easy to grow and the blooms get to an incredible size.  They start out a beautiful creamy white and as they age they take on a green tinge and then go to brown.   They are easy to use as a dried arrangement by taking some cuttings and put them in a vase with just a teensy of water.   The water will evaporate but the flower head will stay just perfect.

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This hydrangea is one I planted last fall.  It stands only about a ft tall.   It is called ‘little lime’.   At the moment the petals are turning the most gorgeous shades of creamy white, green and pink.

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This hydrangea is called ‘’Pink Diamond’ and at this time of the year the blooms go a lovely pink colour.  I started another hydrangea this year called ‘Pinky Winky’ and the flowers have the same shade.   I have an ‘Incrediball’ hydrangea at the front of the house and it put on some growth this year and some lovely blooms but it has a ways to go to outdo ‘Annabelle’.   

I am joining Mary’s Mosaic Monday.   Come over an visit us there.   Valerie

13 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Your hydrangeas are beautiful, I love the shades of creamy white, pink and green. Gorgeous mosaic! I hope you have a wonderful week.

eileeninmd said...

Your hydrangeas are beautiful, I love the shades of creamy white, pink and green. Gorgeous mosaic! I hope you have a wonderful week.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I think I like those oakleaf hydrangeas the best...ours did not do well this year. It was too hot in NJ. Yours are very lovely!

Pondside said...

They're lovely! This year I have hydrangea flowers for the first time. I see that others have dried theirs, and I'd like to try that - have tried, in fact, with no success. I guess it's time to google the how-to.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
I love hydrangeas too and it was nice to see yours.
My 'Little Lime' has grown pretty good this year considering the size it was when purchased.
Judith

Elaine said...

My sister sent me a large Hydrange plant this summer as a get well gesture.. I have to get it in the ground soon.

Teagarden said...

I love hydrangeas too and have some in the garden.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful mosaic.
Have a nice week,
Markus

GrandmaK said...

So very lovely! Cathy

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Valerie. Thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment. Your hydrangeas are pretty. I have one huge Annabelle that is more tree than bush. It's just loaded this year again and I always dry some blooms for the winter. I hope you have a great week. Blessings, Pamela

Snap said...

Your hydrangeas are beautiful. Lovely shots!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I love to dry hydrangeas as well. They add a nice green colour to the house in the dead of winter. Your varieties are such soft colours.
-Karen

ellen b. said...

Oh those hydrangeas are just gorgeous Valerie! Thanks for the tips about them, too. Have a great week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Hydrangeas are my favorite flowers! I would love to try to grow some here in Florida! I love that delicate pink! ♥