Monday, 15 July 2013

Huge...Hardy...Handsome...Honorable...Heavenly ...Hydrangea!






This year has certainly been a bumper crop of Hydrangeas....With all the rain we had earlier on...They are simply flourishng....I don't think my Hydrangea bush at the cottage has ever been this large...and the size of the blooms is almost hideous!!!  How fabulous is this!!! Who could ask for anything more, from their Hydrangea bush???  I will certainly be drying a few of these beauties!!!


Now...The photos below are from 2 new Hydrangeas that I purchased...I left one here at home, but took the other to the cottage...It is not planted yet...too hot...and I have to find the perfect spot...where her heavenly blooms  can be enjoyed by one and all... Isn't she a beauty??? But...{I always have to have a but!!!}...the trick will be to see what color she is next year!! Whenever I buy colored Hydrangeas, they never stay that color!!   Oh well....how bad could it be, if they were creamy white...or pale green...Handsome...no matter what color!!!





Hope you all had a great ....all be it....HOT day!!!
It was in the mid 30's with a humidex of 40!!!
Kind of takes the fun out of gardening....I have the sprinkler on my front garden... I will be heading to the backyard to water....and then I think a swim...yeah, that's it...I'll go for a swim with my boyfriend!!! hahaha!!





This was the second Monday of Gramma Daycare...as my daughter likes to call it... and all went smoothly...good eater...good napper...loves the bathtub!!!

Feeling a lot better, but still has a little congestion on your wee chest...
Get better quickly Sweet Cheeks...your 1st birthday is on Friday!!!



On the menu tonight...

          Grilled Pork Tenderloin...Pasta Salad...

              Sliced juicy tomatoes with goats cheese and avacado slices..

                  Oh yes...I almost forgot...fresh basil!!!

                 Enjoy the rest of your evening...

                          Cheers!  :o)
                             linda





18 comments:

  1. Hi Linda. The flowers are beautiful!! I have never had much success with those! I love them though. So you are going to be the babysitter! Wow, Hats off to you. It is a LOT of work!! I will be getting Noah again, as my Erika has just gotten a job and will be going back to work.
    Hugs,Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris...probably too hot and dry in California...but your veggie garden is awesome!!
      I am only watching Vivian on Mondays...and a pick-up or 2 during the week...all I can handle right now...perhaps when she is a wee bit older...But, we DO so love having her! Good luck with Noah!!

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  2. Lovely photos ! Papa's huge Hydrangea bush is doing wonderful again this year as well ! We also call them Incredaball bushes , I want to get a pink one for next year . Oh what a cutie pie she is ! Supper sounds good ! I to put the sprinklers on the gardens this evening ! WOW ! Humid isn't it ? I was watching a bit of the weather channel and they have a heat advisory in place . Miggs and I spent the best part of the day indoors in the AC ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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    1. It sure is humid!!! I am going to do the back yard in the am...our swim was delightful!!

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  3. Gorgeous hydrangeas! They are so pretty and one of my favourite flowers/shrubs. I really like the pink one. I have one blue one and it stayed blue this year too. I guess that means we have acidic soil here? We had the same temperature here today too. I didn't do a thing as it was just too hot.

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    1. I love the blue...I had one, and it bloomed last year the day Vivian was born!! Not seeing any flowers on it yet this year...there is still time though!! Perhaps you should get an air-conditioner for your bedroom!

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  4. WOW! Your hydrangeas are simply stunning. They are just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I hope Vivian is all better very soon.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer...she seemed better when she went home today...it was fun today!!

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  5. Beautiful flowers but an even more beautiful grandbaby!

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    1. Thank you Debra....on both counts!!

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  6. Beautiful hydrangeas, a plant I don't have in the garden.
    The unsufferable heat continues.

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    1. Really??? I would have thought you had one, Crafty...
      Yes...the heat continues...

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  7. Oh my heavens, your Hydrangeas sure are flourishing, Linda. They look stunning!

    I just posted pictures from the garden too and now I realize I really need to find a place for a huge Hydrangea!!!

    Thank you so much for such a lovely inspiring post...

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    1. Hi Louise....thanks for visiting...your garden is awesome too...great work there!!
      Yes...get yourself a Hydrangea!

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  8. Beautiful baby ... lucky you!! Such memories you are creating ;-) Love hydrangeas and they seem to do well here in Northern Michigan. I put a little Miracid (produced by Miracle Grow, I believe) which changes the color. LOVE the white ones though ... showy against our other plantings. LOVE your site and the pictures ... the water drops on the hydrangeas was SO refreshing this morning since we're having a heat wave here! Linda

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    1. She is a sweetheart...just transitioning into Day Care...not too happy aobut it! I will have to remember that Miracid...thanks for the tip!
      Thanks for your kind words!
      Heat wave here as well!!!

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  9. You have to put something in the soil around the hydrangea that makes them colourful. I think it makes the soil alkaline or something. The white one you have is a lovely one, though. So huge and full!

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    1. I have heard that...I am going to plant one at my front here at home...under my pine tree...hopefully that will keep it pink!!

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