Baby Hydrangea In Second Year After Propagation

Want to see my baby?  This little hydrangea bush was propagated from a large one. Sometime in the summer of 2009 I noticed that the big, blue hydrangea plant in my front yard had a “baby” growing next to it. It didn’t have a bloom, so I dug it up and put it by the…

Hydrangeas and Lilacs Photography Poster

Hang a summertime bouquet on your wall. Lovely white hydrangeas and purple lilacs make a striking bouquet of cut flowers arranged in a vintage, white vase in this digital art design. Not much information accompanies this picture, but the clean, white color feels like summer and I can smell those sweet lilacs! This photography print…

Some of My Blue Flower Pictures

If you are looking for blue flower pictures – I mean REAL blue flowers, today I am showing off some of mine. How many times have you seen a purple flower listed as being blue. In the flower kingdom, this happens a lot and I think it is because there really aren’t that many true…

What Flowers Will Kate Carry Down The Aisle?

I was wondering if the Royal wedding would include hydrangea flowers? I really haven’t been following the Royal Wedding news, but I found a site that has a video of a floral designer talking about which flowers will be used in Kate’s bridal bouquet.  He says that Kate’s favorite flower is some kind of lily…

Paper Hydrangeas For Decorating

Many brides choose hydrangeas for their wedding bouquets and decorations, but using real flowers means they must be arranged and created (in the case of the bouquets) shortly before the ceremony because flowers only look fresh for a short time.  Once a flower is separated from it’s water supply, it’s only a matter of time…

The Cold Hardy Panicle Hydrangea

Hydrangeas are pretty hardy but if you want a larger one that will thrive in zone 4, choose the Panicle Hydrangea. The flowers on this species is a bit of a different.  I am used to the round, puffy flowers that grow on my shrub, which is of the Mophead variety,  but the Panicle hydrangea…

Give Shrubs Plenty of Space

Any time you add a new shrub or tree to the landscape, it needs to be planted in an area where it will have all it needs to thrive, including plenty of space to spread out. How many times have you seen a yard with huge plantings covering the front of the house.  Windows might…

Natures True Blue Flowers

Not many flowers are actually true blue, but the hydrangea is one that can be a gorgeous, natural blue color. Two years ago the flowers on my hydrangea shrub were the brightest blue I’d ever seen.  I’d share how it came to be, but I had just moved into my duplex and have no idea…