There is something so alluring and romantic about a home that is surrounded by hydrangeas.
Whenever I see photos of homes that are encircled by these plants, I just want to stay and relax.
A few weeks ago I spruced up our mantel with a summery look. You can see it by clicking here.
But since my snowball bush is done blooming, and I was ready for a little change, I did some rearranging and added in some of my blue hydrangea blooms.
My mantel has had the same look for awhile, prior to the seasonal change, and I'm working more on pulling things together rather than accessories on the ends.
This is my source. We planted it three years ago when we moved in. It was very small (purchased in a 1 gallon pot) but it loves the place we planted it in. It is now four feet wide and 3 feet high! I was really good with regular fertilizing the first couple years.
We have four hydrangea plants now. This little one was planted two years ago, and It has really taken off just this summer. In no time, it will be huge like the original. It's on the other side of the yard from the bigger one.
A few weeks ago I added in two more in front of our deck. I got them at Trader Joe's for $6.99 each! They don't look great right now, but I'm not worried. They are healthy and a little whacked out from our can't-decide-if-it's-summer weather. This is the same size the other two started at.
I love cutting these for pretty arrangements for various rooms, as well as inviting my friends and family to cut and take home the blooms when they visit.
A lot of impact for just a few cuttings.
Do you have hydrangeas? What is your favorite summer flower?
I'm off to paint....again. It's starting to feel like "Groundhog Day" around here! But the end is near on the kitchen makeover!