Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Season in My Life!

Hydrangea
"In China the hydrangea is associated with enlightenment. It is said that when observing the plant, someone can get lost in its abundance of beautiful petals very easily. 
This also connects to becoming lost in one's thoughts, and reaching enlightenment. Others suggest that this plant is a symbol of gratefulness and heartfelt feelings."~Wiki~
The very first picture I ever posted on this blog was that of a hydrangea, November 9, 2010. Check out the archives to the right if you would like to see it.
I have had an on going love affair with these blooms ever since I can remember. Even as a child they fascinated me. Their mere shape looked like so much fun.
They graced our yard in New England in five varieties for many years and a fresh bouquet was sure to find it's way to our kitchen counter, frequently. I loved sharing them with family and friends. If there was a bridal or baby shower in the family my hydrangeas were sure to adorn each table. Flower arranging an on going passion. I began propagating them with rooting powder, peat moss and a vermiculite mixture. I could never seem to get enough of their beauty. Loyal, they gave the yard color from mid June, sometimes into the middle of November, depending on the frost. I also dried them and made wreaths, enjoying them thru the winter as well. I am so grateful to these beautiful gems their abundance kept me enlightened and it was with sadness that I left them behind. A season in my life. I wish my green thumb had followed me south, somehow it seems to be busy holding a camera these days along with stemware that encompasses the juice of the grape, fermented for a while! A new season in my life for which I am grateful!


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10 comments:

Lisa said...

I've seen lots of purple/blue and white hydrangea, but not too many wearing this warm, vibrant color :) Its gorgeous! And I love the rounded and grungy edges of your photo.

charlottes web said...

Rosemary,
I never knew that the hydrangea was connected to enlightenment. Thanks for the interesting word about this beautiful plant. You are lucky to get blooms this early. I have a number of them in my yard, but none are blooming yet.
Gorgeous photo by the way.

hootnonny said...

Hydrangea is my all-time favorite flower. I love all the colors and varieties. Love how you showcased this one!

lisa said...

I did not know you could propagate hydrangeas yourself!! i too just LOVE these. My favorites are the blues and the whites.

Each time I come here Rosemary, I come away with a smile!
Thank you for that!

Louisiana Belle said...

Hydrangeas always remind me of my grandmother's enormous hydrangea bush in her front yard. They were blue. Thank you for the history and for your beautiful photo.

heavenlyginger said...

Very pretty!!!

A Box of Chocolates said...

i absolutely adore hydrangeas so gorgeous this is a wonderful shot you've take too

April said...

Oh I love hydrangeas, so beautiful! I saw this on the focus 52 blog

Beth Crocker said...

How could anyone NOT love a hydrangea??? Mine are blue. This is a stunning photo you shared, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rosie, So pretty, just like you. Miss you. Love, Pauline

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