At Home Depot I spotted a table with small hydrangeas for sale. I call it a “greenhouse” hydrangea because I imagine that is where it came from. The price was around $12 as I recall, so I bought one. Now I know these are not like the hydrangea plants I purchased in New Hampshire to plant in my northern yard.
The tag on this one said it “likes cool nights” and it’s climate preference is 50-70 F. That’s what “cool” is in Florida. It’s also listed as a Houseplant. This plant obviously can’t take wintering in a dormant stage over several months. Growing hydrangeas this way is new to me.
My blue hydrangea bush is blooming and I want to share my pictures.
I went away on a little vacation a couple of weeks ago and when I returned, I found that my gardens were producing some flowers! And my Endless Summer, blue hydrangea had little flowers.
I’m always eager to see the color of the hydrangea flowers, and I had only grown them for one year previously, so I hoped they would be that same pretty blue. And they are! The bloom in my picture here is so lovely. I will be using it for some new stationery at my BlueHyd store.
In the mean time, I am taking the best photos and making posters to sell at the Zazzle store. I’ve enlarged the images so they will look fine as large size prints. Just need to get them made.
This is the first time I have seen flowers on my blue and white iris that was planted about 2 years ago. Last summer there were lots of leaves, but no blooms. So to see the stalk shoot up from those tall, flat leaves and end up with four buds, was very exciting for me!
Bearded iris are a perennial I don’t know much about. I think they will multiply on their own as I’ve seen big gardens full of iris. I got a few pictures of this first flower, but the rain has kept me indoors and the other bud has opened as well.
I used this image to make some stamps, a card and address labels to post for sale in my BlueHyd store. (You can see them at the link above.) It’s not a hydrangea, but it’s blue, so I figured why not. Lots of people love the iris flowers.
Love the iris? Make yourself some custom labels like this one:
Use a beautiful program cover for self-printed wedding programs. Many couples choose to create their own wedding ceremony programs, but lack a useful image to decorate the cover. At BlueHyd we make program templates and also program covers. They will be folded after purchase to decorate any letterhead (8.5 x 11) size paper.
Hydrangeas are very popular flowers when it comes to decorating for weddings, and we’ve made some pretty paper with template text that is selling quite well. This cover, with a big, blue flower has a large monogram – single initial – in black, at the top of the front page.
All text is easy to personalize with bride’s and groom’s names, place of ceremony, and wedding date. Or delete all the text and print it yourself. In fact, each design element is easy to remove – the silver gray background can be deleted for a white paper cover, and the blue border and hydrangea flower can also be removed.