About Me

My online journey began back in 2007 when life circumstances demanded I find a way to earn some income – any income would be of benefit.  At the time I had a 10 year old son to care for and a 19 year old daughter in college who also lived with me.   This is when I found Zazzle and began my journey into graphic design.

Once I began to sell products, blogging was the next best option.  Selling meant finding the right customers so I began my Seashells by Millhill blog.  A little later on I began to blog about the hydrangea photos I had taken and made products to sell with those images.

Gardening has always been a favorite pastime, so including my adventures in growing flowers and vegetables was the natural next step.  I loved sharing my New Hampshire life with readers here on Hydrangeas Blue and on my New England’s Narrow Road blog.

Then life moved on and took me with it.  This time I headed back down to Florida where I could afford to live on my meager income.  My 18 year old son wanted to go to college there and my other son lived there as well.  We pooled our resources and got a house.

I’m not happy about being back in the south, and my gardening experiences are not much fun, but I do still like to blog.    Now I am experimenting with growing vegetables in a hot climate.

This blog is a work in progress, written by a nomad (with 2 black cats) who never really knows for sure where life will take her next.  Thanks for reading.

Are We Gardening Yet?

Anyone thinking about gardening yet? If you love getting your hands into the dirt like I do, then I’ll bet you are dreaming of seeing green now that Spring is on the horizon.

Somewhere under the mounds of snow are my hydrangea shrubs.  I long to see how my new little cutting from last year is doing.  I planted next to the steps and it was my fist try and propagating a hydrangea.

It can be a long wait to see our garden beauties again, but they somehow manage to come back looking just as lovely year after year (with perhaps a few broken stems) despite the igloos they inhabit in winter. I had noticed that the main, large shrub had another off-shoot, or new little plant growing up beside it last summer, but I never got around to digging it up. I plan to do that this year, but I’ll have to check with my landlady to see where she’d like to plant it since this isn’t my yard.

If you are thinking about buying a hydrangea for the first time to add to your yard, check out my Blue Hydrangea page which includes information about choosing a shrub, how to plant it and how to take care of it. They are very easy to grow if they get a good start and are planted in the right location. The blooms last a very long time on the bush, and they have some of the most gorgeous flowers you’ll ever see. Remember that the plant will end up being quite large so give it enough space to fill out in the years to come.