Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Limelights

I've finally got them.  Hydrangeas are lining the front of my house-and with full out blooms.  


It was not even a year ago that I planted these bushes, a few months since I saw them bud after winter, and now they are flowering like crazy.  I had no idea that they would provide this many blooms-and so early on in their little lives.  Go plants, go.  


They are limelight hydrangeas and they are great.  I've always wanted hydrangeas at my house.  Ever since I was young, I have noticed old homes with big, established hydrangea bushes against the house.  For the 5 years that we've lived here, I've thought about planting some.  

It took a friend of mine who owns a landscaping business to make that dream a reality.  She bought me four plants, then I bought two more.  And here I am, not a year later, already adding little white bouquets in every room of my house.  


Short vases.
Tall vases.
Simple displays.
Massive displays.
They are wonderful.
I'm even letting them float in a shallow dish of water.


I've seen that idea before, the floating bloom.  I used to think to myself, "who has money to waste on cutting a flower off just to float in water?"  Well, I don't have money to wast, but I have several blooms to use in many different ways.  And I'm enjoying the heck out of them.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Meg
    What lovely photos of your hydrangeas! I found your blog through Dreamy Whites. What a wonderful blog you have.

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  2. You lucky thing. Our hygrangeas have turned now. I do hope they pay us another visit in 2012! x

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