Monday, August 1, 2011

In the Garden: Hydrangeas and A Winner!

[All Photos - The Grower's Daughter]

Happy Monday.
I hope you all had lovely weekends!

I have been patiently waiting for my Hydrangeas to bloom so I can finally snip a few stems and enjoy them throughout our house. But, they seem to be taking a long time this year. I think it may have something to do with the fact that I may have pruned them a bit far back. I don't know how I got so carried away, but I did. To be honest, I was worried that I would miss out on their most beautiful blooms this year.

But, to my delight, I came home from the lake to find them all in bloom!

One of my varieties, with petite little white blooms, is in full bloom where they are in full sun. The other bushes, my Limelight Hydrangeas, are just starting to show their vibrant lime coloured flowers. I suspect that when we arrive back home next week, they will be beautifully white, especially if it continues to be as hot as it has been these past few days!

These pretty white blooms make the perfect little arrangements for bud vases.

Some of the others are still tight, ensuring I will be able to continue to enjoy them throughout the coming weeks.

The gorgeous flowers on the Limelights. Aren't they such a pretty shade of green. It's so fresh! And, as a bonus, they turn white eventually as the summer goes on, and hten a pinky cream come Autumn. White Hydrangeas are my most favourite.

Pretty little bud vases.

Until I'm able to display the Hydrangeas, our snowballs will have to do, though they are still lovely as well.

And finally, because I know you're waiting so patiently, the winner of the $100.00 gift certificate to the shop of their choice is:

Michele of {PRIMP}!

Congratulations Michele, and thank you all for the lovely comments, and especially all the great feedback on my new kitchen island. Based on what I read, it's found it's new home! I love hearing from you all so much.
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  1. Congratulations to the winner...
    Love your kitchen and especially that little stool!
    Your images are beautiful

  2. I LOVE hydrangeas! I have one bush, but hope to get more to plant. Mine look a lot like yours right now. I would love to try a new one out now that is called Vanilla Strawberry. (huge pink and white flowers) Hope I can find them around here.
    Congratulations to your winnner too! I know I was over the moon when I won one of your giveaways and I know she will be too.

  3. Congratulations to Michele !! That is awesome !!
    I am loving your hydrangeas ~ mine bloomed quite awhile ago and
    now are all gone ~ :(

  4. I missed this giveaway!!! Congrats on the winner! :) I'm a new follower as of today - love your blog!!!

    Cheers from SoCali,

  5. I love all of your flowers. Hope you have a great week.

  6. Beautiful darling !! cangratulations to the

  7. Hello, I wanted to let you know how much I like your blog. I love hydrangeas also. I have Endless Summer at our lake cottage but have to baby them because of our winter weather. One did not get a single bud this year.


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