They provide long lasting, summer color in my yard.
I recently had someone come into my yard and cut some of my hydrangeas without asking. I have to say it really angered me. How bold of someone to step right onto our lawn and take something that my husband and I worked hard to grow and maintain. After all, I don't even cut them because I want my shrubs to be full of blooms so the yard looks as beautiful as possible.
This morning the air was so cool and fresh and I was pulling a few weeds around one of the planting beds and I kept looking at the hydrangea bushes. After being inspired by this post and this post. I decided that if I clip from the back and thin the blooms where there are several in one spot I could bring a bouquet into my own home to enjoy. That's exactly what I did.
I recently purchased this galvanized metal container and I thought it would really pair well with the hydrangeas. I wasn't sure how it would hold water though. So I filled a tall glass vase with water and set that right inside the metal container and then arranged the flowers.
I had some fun playing with the photo's and also creating a color palette from them. What is your favorite variety of hydrangeas? I love them all. I think I might plant some of the giant, strawberry colored, variety next.
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