In a recent post I bemoaned the fact that my “interesting hydrangeas’ had no impact in the July landscape. Today, however, the ‘ interesting hydrangeas’…
are still interesting…
whereas the July impact hydrangea… not so much.
So, I will stay with the interesting ones in the circle of friends & plant the babies that I propagated, in the cutting garden next spring. One cannot have too many fresh hydrangea stems.
My Mother always said.. ” If a little bit is good, a lot is MUCH better.” That certainly rings true when assembling a bouquet. Too little plant material can look so stingy, and I don’t mean a single blossom or stem in an appropriate vessel.
The July impact hydrangea (above) was fabulous in fresh bouquets with lilies (and Lily below) earlier in the season. The flower has substance and lasts a while in a vase.
The Annabelles are still looking superb … I cannot imagine my garden without them.
That Chartreuse is divine! Cut now & dried, they will probably retain their colour into the new year.
These are also great if you are one of those crafty people inclined to spray paint.
oo spray paint huh? have you tried that before? They do last a long time cut -don’t they? So pretty (ps love the orangey wall color in the background too!)
Annabelles and Limelights, two of the best to last the seasons.
I have limelights and they bloom from late June to early October. Love their huge conical flowers!!