MEANWHILE, back in the garden…

The hydrangeas are at their peak. This year they are particularly beautiful having benefitted from a long cold winter.


                                                                        Hydrangea macrophylla (unknown) on left & Hydrangea macrophylla ‘ Lilacina’    above

                                                                      Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Snowflake’ is non-stop hose in hose flowers.



Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’ on left and Hydrangea macrophylla ‘White Wave’  (above)


Hydrangea arborescens ‘Hayes Starburst’ a variation of the native  found by Hayes Jackson.

As a result of last weeks garden tour, I have added a pot to the Circle of Friends.



Much better.  Someplace for the eye to rest.



 Above Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Jogasaki’  Below, Hydrangea serrata ‘ Beni Gaku’


The stunning  Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Geoffrey Chaudbund’


And the mysterious “From Penny’s back door” If anyone can ID this I would appreciate it.

© All photos and text 2010


10 thoughts on “MEANWHILE, back in the garden…

  1. You must send 1st H. ‘Snowflake’ pic to Eddie & Kay Aldridge. Dahling, it made me fall off my chair.

    Adore the new pot as focal point.

    Hmm, will have to snag cuttings next time I’m in your magical garden.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  2. I absolutlely Love the ‘Snowflake’ Hydrangea quercifolia and the ‘Jogasaki’ Hydrangea macrophylla. I have never seen these before they are beautiful. I have got to get over there and see these.

  3. Terra cotta and blue, a wonderful inspiration. It is truly a wonderful year for hydrangeas, even if they droop a little in the heat.

    I experimented for years to find just the right daylily color to enhance my hydrangeas.

  4. Thank you for your comment on Slim Paley Sandra, AND for putting me on your blog roll!
    I have just planted some of these macro-you-know-what hydrangeas in my garden and I am loving them!
    They seem to last well when cut and brought into the house too.
    And if I’m not too late to put my 2 cents in for the vote on your garden furniture…I say BLACK!!

    xx S.P.

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