Too Late To Garden?

It’s July already and I just moved out of my rental and into a new home! Yes, I am very excited. All the moving and unpacking has kept me away from the computer and more importantly, it’s kept me out of the yard. And this yard – my new yard – needs a lot of…

Hydrangea Flower Stickers – Add a Photo!

Want to let everyone know how much you love blue hydrangeas? Add some pretty blue flowers to that envelope before mailing – and add a photo of yourself, the new baby, or family pet! It’s easy if you use a photo template sticker. It seems that everyone loves to give (and receive) personalized gifts. The…

The Petiolaris is a Climbing Hydrangea

I am unfamiliar with the climbing form of hydrangea, or at least I was before I researched it for this blog post.  I will be moving soon into a house of my own where I plan to do lots of gardening so I need to know what is available for my area of the country. …

This Year We Get The Flowers

Recently our weather in the northeast has improved greatly. After a very rainy and quite cold June, July is off to a much better start and the hydrangeas love it. Here are my latest photos of the hydrangea plant I propagated in 2009. It’s doing great and I’ve been waiting for the buds to pop…

Hydrangea Bouquets

Hydrangea bouquets are stunning. July and August are the peak time for seeing loads of blooms in my area of the country and as the summer fades the blooms begin to change color. Unlike most every other flower, when the hydrangea flowers begin to die they can become even more lovely. Their blue colors can…

Hydrangea Frosted Cupcakes

If you love to bake and have the time to decoratively frost your own cupcakes, try this simple and pretty idea for making hydrangea cupcakes. I’m always on the lookout for a rare site or blog that shows (with great pictures) how to make hydrangea related goodies. These hydrangea frosted cupcakes, from the awesome site…

Lots of Growth on The New Hydrangea Shrub

I’m so happy to add this picture of the new hydrangea shrub. It’s growing like mad and has buds all over it! One of the great things about hydrangea plants is that they are hardy and fill out quickly. If you look back at my other posts you will see just how quickly this one…

Hydrangeas and The Rainy, Cold Summer

It’s the end of June and in southwestern New Hampshire the hydrangea in my yard is full of buds. The bush is very full this year since I didn’t do any cutting back, but the overall color is not the dark green of the leaves you see in this photo. In fact the bush seems…

Hydrangea Based Baby Shower Invitations

Hydrangeas are not only useful for decorating wedding bouquets, but can be used equally as well for baby showers. The bright or light pink is gorgeous for celebrating a baby girls arrival, and of course the lovely blue is exactly what’s needed for a baby boy. This flat invitation has a background of neutral colored…