Thursday, July 1, 2010

Holy Hydrangeas!

Oh it's my favorite flower, blooming in abundance in my yard.  I love them so much that I cultivate them so I can have even more!  Below is my favorite white hydrangea.  It's an Annabelle that was given to me in remembrance of my Grandmother.  I love that the flower heads are huge, pure white and don't wilt in the heat.  The flower in the front is probably 8 inches across.

This is the hydrangea that was at our house when we bought it.  I don't know which type it is, but it is a true blue.  When I wasn't sure if we should get the house, this bush is what pushed me over the edge.

This is Hydrangea Macrophylla Blauer Prinz - Notice how large each of the flowers are on the flower head?
Hydrangea Macrophylla Ayesha.  I find the way the petals cup to be really sweet.  I had never seen this particular plant before so I had to snap it up when I saw it on Hydrangea's Plus site.

This hydrangea was a gift to my from my sister in law.  My daughter is thrilled by the pink shade.  I don't know the variety, but it's is pink every year, and more compact than my other plants.
If you are interested in hydrangeas, I highly recommend Hydrangeas Plus.  Their site is very informative and they have many plants to choose from.  What is your favorite flower?

9 comments:

Paige said...

Those are beautiful! I love hygradgeas and wish I had somewhere to plant one at my little townhouse. Thanks for sharing these photos!

Lesley said...

Beautiful...they are my favorite flower as well....I love how they look in a vase on my counter......yours are fantastic! Happy SITS day!

Eclipsed said...

Beautiful! I'm jealous of all you green thumbed ladies out there. All I have in my front yard is a half dead shrub and a family of weeds that multiply faster than the Duggers.

Stopping by from SITS

Jen Black said...

I love hydrangeas! I had them at my wedding last summer. I have a question, I live in south florida. I don't see anyone here growing them so Im guessing they don't do well in the heat. Do you know anything about that?

Deborah said...

Thanks girls! Jen, south Florida is zones 9 and 10? Check the US Zone maps for your location. I did see some hydrangeas that can grow in zone nine, but you would need to grow them with afternoon shade and be prepared to water them. Also, they need to be sheltered from drying wind so the leaves do not loose moisture quickly. The white Annabelle that I have tolerates sun here in the nineties without wilting.

cheri said...

these are so beautiful! oh,i'm a new follower from SITS :)

Paige said...

P.S. I left you an award on my blog! Hope you have a great week!

http://paigefaulkner.blogspot.com/2010/06/and-award-goes-to.html

Paper Mom said...

Love the Hydrangeas and your blog. I've noticed that all the hydrangeas in our neighborhood look great this year. Ours are very, very, purple this year.

Scent Magic said...

OMG! I love these flowers. I have a blue version in my backyard that was so lush and gorgeous last summer. I trimmed it back over the winter and this summer it just isn't coming back like I'd hoped. I'll check out the blog you recommended - thank you for the tip!

laura