Two colors that always look sweet together are light green and pink. For extra sweetness combine these colors – in the form of icing- with chocolate cake, and it’s heaven!
If you love to bake, and want to take the time to add decorative frosting to your cupcakes, check out this blog about making hydrangea and rose cupcakes at the Southern Cottage Cakery.
The frosting is green, pink and white so the cupcakes will look like those pale green hydrangeas we all love, and they look extra pretty (and yummy) mixed with the pink of the rose decorated ones. Lots of pictures help you see exactly how the blogger does it. She makes it look simple.
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.