Thursday, July 10, 2008

It's the simple things...


Some days it is the simple things in life that make me smile. These hydrangeas are from my garden and I put them in a basic white pitcher. So simple and so pretty. They perk up my entire kitchen and bring a bit of summer inside.

7 comments:

Shannon said...

Awww! Your 4 yr. old made my day. So sweet! :) I LOVE hydrangeas and planted some this year. I'm anxious to see what color they will be. I lost them in a late frost so I probably won't see any blooms until next summer. Thanks for sharing!

Rae said...

So pretty!! Thanks for sharing!

Strawberry Blonde said...

They are lovely. Maybe I will be brave and plant some next year.

Something so simple can make such an impact.

-- Brandi

Melanie said...

I just stumbled across your blog through Bless our nest. Of coarse, I instantly fell in love with it because you have posted a picture of blue hydrangeas...one of my very favorites! Thank you so much for sharing!

Nicole said...

I love hydrangeas, are they hard to grow? I need to try one of these summers. I love the picture below you have of you kids with th stars above. Candid shots are my favorite.

Marie said...

More like GORGEOUS! My hydrangeas aren't producing the way I'd like. Any tips?

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Thanks for all the compliments on my hydrangeas! I love them too. :) These are the "Endless Summer" variety and bloom all summer long.

With that said, last year I got NO blooms because I pruned way too much. So this year I didn't do any pruning (plus it wasn't necessary since I did so much the year before!) and just made sure to water them a lot. It has paid off and they are blooming beautifully!

I have them planted in a very sunny spot and they're against one wall of our house so they get the warmth from that wall too. In my climate, I think that helps--we do NOT live in a hot area, so sometimes it is too cool around here for hydrangeas to do well.

I'm thrilled with how they're blooming this year! :)

~ Sarah