Thursday, June 17, 2010

Bloomin' Beauties

Some of my favorite things (part three..and I'm almost done!)...but the hydrangeas are blooming and blooming like crazy! I just couldn't mention my favorite things without including them.

Last year, we attempted growing these beauties in pot on our deck. They are supposed to grow well even in pots but, for us, it was a bust. Not a single flower. Right after we moved in, a very good friend of Hubbie's gave us two bushes that we planted out on the patio.

The began blooming almost immediately - and have not stopped since. We so enjoy these huge, showy bloomers!! We must have mentioned them often because not too long after, he brought us two more!! Yeah...and thank-you, Tom!

Most of the plants are light pink - but we have one bush that gives us these dark pink blooms that, I think, are my favorite. I thought the color was determined by the soil...but they are all in the same garden. I have no idea - but I love it!

We have been hesitant to cut them - cause we just enjoy them so much while we are outside but I have been eager to have at least a couple in the house. And then when I came across this pitcher last week at the consignment store, I knew a hydrangea bloom would be perfect in it! So I cut one - that is one flower!


I really don't know what I love more - the flower or the so cute pitcher! But, I really do like them:) Just one more reminder about tomorrow. No Friday with Friends - but I do have an announcement (goodness makes me sound pregnant...and that is NOT it) but a surprise for the blog! Think giveaway. I hope you will come by.



9 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful blooms! We have one hydrangea that is blooming pink and blue this year! How crazy is that?

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  2. HI JENN,
    YOUR HYDRANGEAS ARE GORGEOUS, CAN'T BELIEVE THAT IS ONLY ONE BLOOM IN THAT PITCHER, AMAZING!
    QUITE A CUTE PITCHER THERE TOO!!

    WELL THIS MADE MY DAY CAUSE IF YOU REMEMBER IT IS ONE OF MY FAVES TOO!!
    VERY PRETTY!
    BLESSINGS, NELLIE

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  3. We love our hydrangeas, too.... a gift from J's granddad many years ago!And I loved your mom's comforter set... beautiful. What a special blessing for you to have it! Can't wait to see what your surprise is! Having fun with Riley?

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  4. Your flowers are beautiful!!
    I love the pitcher too.

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  5. love the pitcher and the flowers are gorgeous!!! :) I go through Sams during the spring time when they have those plants out and I just drool over them! Enjoy! :)

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  6. Your flowers are beautiful but like you the pitcher is too cute,

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  7. I love hydrangeas!!!! They are so beautiful! Love your pink colors!

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  8. Hi, Jennifer! Your flowers are just beautiful! Was just thinking of you and wanted to stop in at your blog and say Hi. I think of you often.
    Jen P.

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  9. The pitcher is adorable!!! Hydrangea are my faves. A couple of the boys gave me a bush for my first Mother's Day without Peyton.

    Thanks for the comments on my blogs, you're a sweetheart.

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