Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Symbol Of Summer : Hydrangeas

I first fell in love with hydrangeas when I went to my cousin's wedding somewhere around the age of 13.  She had ginormous bouquets of white hydrangeas and I was just in awe.  I'd never before seen them but fell in love right then and there.  I remember carrying a bouquet home with me from North Pole, NY to Fort Lalaland, FL and every person stopped to compliment me on the flowers in the airports.  The remained dried (back before I grew grossed out by dead dried flowers) in my bedroom for years.  J'adore!

I can't grow them in my tiny full sun yard, but my friends all have volumes of hydrangeas around their homes.  Where I just sit and swoon.  I walk the dog past a particular house every evening simply so that I can have a glance at the most brilliant bush of fuchsia pink hydrangeas!  They just mesmerize me.

So last night I ran up to a friend's house for a quick little visit, complimented her flowers and then she insisted I cut an armful to take home.  Well if you insist!

So this...




Became this....




I should have taken a quick pic of them on my dresser because they look even prettier.  Aren't they stunning?! 

12 comments:

AEOT said...

I just cut a ton of hydrangeas from our bushes last night. Some for a girl at work and some for our kitchen table. We have white, pink, lavendar and a true blue that all grow in our garden. They're gorgeous flowers!!

Dr. Blondie said...

I love hydrangeas, too, but I just don't have much luck growing them. I think I have my bushes planted in too sunny of a location, although it seems fairly shady to me.

Susan R said...

I love them too.
They remind me of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life". Do you know why? If you've seen the movie try and guess, if not, you'll never know.

CRICKET said...

I love them too. I planted 5 new bushes this year. I never understand when people don;t cut and bring into there home. Check out hydrangea cupcakes:
http://glorioustreats.blogspot.com/2010/07/hydrangea-cupcakes.html

Morgan said...

my bf went to a wedding where they had hydrangeas in mason jars as the centerpieces on the tables. it was so beautiful- he brought me home some of the flowers :-)

REBrown said...

So pretty! The science nerd in me also loves that they are different colors based off of the ph of the soil they are in.

Tammy B said...

I love hydrangeas. They are one of my favorite flowers.

thepreppyprincess said...

We are fortunate enough to have them in front of the house, the blue and the pink. It's amazing I haven't killed them after all these years!

Yours look just beautiful Miss PPC, very pretty indeed. :)
tp

Cooking Up Faith said...

I love these flowers! Beautiful!

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

These are my favorite flowers as well! My mom has a hyndragea bush at my parents house that her grandmother gave her a long time ago and she has made sure to keep it living all these years by making my dad put a sheet on it when it gets cold, haha. So they are very sentimental in our family :-)

little miss southern love. said...

I love hydrangeas! I plan to have tons of them everywhere at my wedding!

xoxo.

Amy @ Forever 29 said...

Gorgeous! My neighbors have a big bush on the side of their house and I get to snip some for myself :-)

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