HYDRANGEA TIME!!

The very first bloom on ‘Mini-Penny’. (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Mini-Penny’)

                                                                     

Oakleaf hydrangeas line a path below

                                                                     

leading to more heavenly hydrangeas.

                                                                     

Above, a glorious mix of Hydrangeas. Oakleaf (Hydrangea quercifolia) Annabelle (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’) and blue mopheads,(Hydrangea macrophylla) assorted, many of them Penny Macs.

                                                                      

Variegated kerria (Kerria Japonica ‘Pictum’) weaves it way through Hydrangea “Annabelle’ (Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’) Gold Heart Ivy (Hedera helix “Gold Heart’) climbing the trees.

                                                                   

The ‘Circle of Friends’ consists of camellias and hydrangeas, either gifted to me, or those that arrived via cuttings from friend’s gardens. The identity of some have been lost, they therefore  wear ID tags that read ‘From Penny’s back door’ or ‘Lacecap at Penny’s stream’, indicating where they originated.

The inverted pot served as a plinth for St. Fiacre, but he is temporarily needed elsewhere. (I have a shortage of statuary.)

                                                                     

   Above,’ Penny Mac’ (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Penny Mac’) Blue, and ‘Madame Emile’ (Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Madame Emile Mouillere’) White.

This show is just starting. I rely on the hydrangeas to carry the ornamental garden through the summer months. As the blossoms age they become papery. They can then be harvested  for winter arrangements.

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7 thoughts on “HYDRANGEA TIME!!

  1. The blue ones are stunning !! I have a climbing hydrangea that slightly resembles your mini penny but the petals are small and roundish, must be a variation for the north.
    Enjoy…..M

  2. At last! A gardener in the style I seek to emulate. Your garden is a ways north of us, but the plants are similar. I skimmed back through your blog all the way to the beginning. I look forward to new posts.

  3. Hello Sandra, I just discovered your blog today on Blotanical and became an instant fan. I do a monthly feature on my blog where I highlight some newly discovered garden blogs that I want to recommend to my readers. I just wanted to let you know that yours will be one of three that I am focusing on in June. My “Garden Blog of the Month” post will appear tomorrow, and your blog will be featured on my sidebar throughout the month. -Jean

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