A Blue and A Lavender Flower

flowering hydrangea shrub
Endless Summer – Year 2

Last summer I planted this Endless Summer hydrangea variety in my front yard. This year it is larger and has bigger flowers. All flowers are blue except one which began as lavender and is now pink. You can see it in my photo here, on the right, lower side of the plant.

I guess my issue with this macrophylla type of plant is that the flowers are often hidden by the big leaves.  It’s also called a “big leaf” hydrangea.

The one with big white flowers is also hiding the beautiful blooms. I hope that in time, as the plants age and get stronger stems, that the flowers will show up better.

The plants are nice and healthy looking so I expect improvement each summer. This type will only be around 4 feet across. They don’t get really huge, to my knowledge.

Keeping Busy Designing For Weddings

burlap and lavender flowers program
Burlap-Look Wedding Program

Without new hydrangea flowers in the yard yet, I must put off creating with new floral images, but I am still staying busy designing for weddings.

This wedding program template, without the burlap background, has been one of my best sellers at BlueHyd. Since burlap has become the next great thing that brides are looking for in the way of country themes, I went to work designing a burlap-look background. I honestly couldn’t tell you what steps I took to complete this image (there were a lot of them!) but I think it has turned out nicely.

One of the items I added it to was this popular wedding program. Now the double-sided paper has a burlap background and the tan color matches the lavender quite well. Any couple having a country wedding with hydrangeas involved, will hopefully consider this Burlap & Lavender paper for their ceremony program.