Colorful Hydrangea! Even Lovelier in the Rain!

It’s dusk and quite rainy here in the Northeast this evening and I just took my dog for a quick walk under my umbrella.  It is prime season for hydrangea and despite the raindrops, I grabbed my camera phone and snapped a few shots of the colorful blooms along a path at my house (hence the foggy photos!).  We did some landscaping early in the summer and we now have an assortment of pinks, creams and blues and a fabulous hedge.  Who said you need to plant all bushes in the same color?  It’s positively charming to have a bit of a mix!  I had hydrangea in all of the centerpieces at my wedding nine years ago, and it’s one of my favorite flowers.  The great thing about having an abundance of them in your yard is that for most of the summer, nary a vase will go unfilled!  Your neighbors will assume you’ve got fresh flowers delivered each week!  A few stems in a simple vase and your dinner table is set!

If you love their blooms as much as I do and are considering planting some of your own, check out these handy guidebooks for some inspiration:

Complete Hydrangeas Encyclopedia of Hydrangeas Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide Hydrangeas in the North: Getting Blooms in the Colder Climates Hydrangeas: A Gardener's Guide

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  1. Easton Place Designs

    So lovely. I too have an assortment of hydrangeas in my garden for exactly the reason you mention: full vases! I even bought a hammered metal hanging “vase” for our front door just to keep fresh hydrangeas there to greet guests. Your landscaping looks divine 🙂

  2. Andover MA real estate

    I have never been a fan of the hydrangea but my wife planted two last year. She blended them in with our “crazy garden” which is in the back and is the place where all oversized and unwanted plants go to die or flourish and they have made the bed look Fantastic!

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