One of the most beautiful flowering shrubs that can be found throughout rural and urban gardens from the south to the north is the Hydrangea. If you want carefree shrubs that bring delight and beauty – you want Hydrangeas in your cottage garden.
This shrub grows next to our barn and is enormous! It gets more sun than the rest, but it has thrived for many, many years. I have given plants away to friends – it sends shoots underground creating many small plants. These gorgeous white blooms will naturally dry and fade to a beautiful rust color in the fall.
This lovely “Lady In Red” Lacecap Hydrangea was a gift some thirteen years ago. Ladies from our church came by for tea and gifted this beautiful Hydrangea. It was gorgeously red, but the acidic soil of the south has turned its blooms a shade of blue.
This Hydrangea was started some three years ago from an old shrub at my Mother-in-Law’s home. Hydrangeas are very easy to propagate. I simply chose a cutting about 5 to 6 inches long; I kept two small leaves; dipped the stem in rooting hormone and kept the soil moist. In just a few weeks roots developed and it was ready to be planted in the Fall. Today it blooms gloriously next to the steps to the side porch…the blooms have various shades of blue, lavender and pink…I suppose the soil is quite diverse there!
I’ve heard it said that the holy trinity of flowering shrubs for the south are the Gardenia, Camellia and the Hydrangea…I believe this to be so in giving you beautiful blooms throughout the year…If you’ve ever wanted to grown or have admired the Hydrangea I urge you to give it a try…You may end up like me arranging a whole garden dedicated to these lovely blooms.
One of the most beautiful flowering shrubs that can be found throughout rural and urban gardens from the south to the north is the Hydrangea. If you want carefree shrubs that bring delight and beauty – you want Hydrangeas in your cottage garden. This year, the Hydrangeas in the Eastern garden are blooming profusely, much […]
Reflecting Spring’s Beautiful Colors It’s time to decorate the front porch! We’ve had a lot of rainy weather which has dampened my ability to decorate the front porch. I spent some time cleaning a couple weeks back, now it’s time to decorate – with the front door by making a Spring Tulip Wreath. Spring Tulip […]
You are Never Alone in Christ Sometimes if seems like we face battles all on our own. There can be a sense of being overwhelmed by people and circumstances beyond our control. What do we do? First of all – realize in Christ – you are never alone. Hebrews 13:5 – state, “Let your conversation […]
When I began to redecorate our living room…there were a couple decorating elements I wanted to be sure to include in the scheme. Top on the list was the incorporation of French Toile and Script. How I Included French Toile and Script… In my living room decor. Last year I began the overall transformation of […]
Saturday mornings are glorious. We can sleep in, then enjoy a relaxing, perhaps decadent, breakfast. When Dearest wants something sweet, I like to prepare these quick and easy, Cranberry Almond Chai Rolls. The quick and easy part begins with the frozen Puff Pastry. This pastry makes a wonderful dough for any type of roll. Wonderful […]
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