Two great ‘finds’ I want to share.

First,  a great book on Hydrangeas.

                                                                            Not a textbook of different cultivars and breeding crosses but one that addresses the basic  questions about  pruning, drying, cutting, planting , fertilizing etc. THE COLORFUL WORLD OF HYDRANGEAS by Joan Harrison deserves a space in every garden  library.

Second, I just discovered  the very best container  for gathering fresh stems.


                                                                                      Three compartments…


 and a comfortable carrying handle. Just one of the items available from

I found several useful items here, maybe you will too. Did you notice the  lilies? ….These are Lilium rubrum.


3 thoughts on “THIS ‘N’ THAT

  1. Love that container! I’ve been around Hydrangeas a lot this summer (for personal reasons that hopefully make it on the blog soon) and just the variations within one bush are just AMAZING! I’ve had a vase of them nearly constantly for the past 6 weeks on my desk at work and I never tire of them. Also amazing that cut from the bush they’ll last 2 weeks in a vase!

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