Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Hydrangea Kind of Day!

My Mom & niece Jenna
Let me in!!!
Showing proudly! 
While visiting my Mom last week I was very glad that I brought my camera for several reasons! It was a bit overcast perfect conditions for photographing and my beloved hydrangea are in full bloom! My sister's yard displays some of the most gorgeous purple hydrangea I have ever seen. She plants the Nikko Blues however her soil is very acidic and turns them various shades of purple! 
There are many myths that surround the hydrangea and I do believe this is because there are so many different varieties! It seems that anyone who grows them has different advice on pruning, fertilizing, propagating, etc. 
They are extremely popular here in the Northeast and some say that it is the salt air that makes them thrive. Almost every yard on Cape Cod, displays at least one bush of some variety. 
Couldn't resist taking Mom's photo along with my niece Jenna. They are both so beautiful and the lovely blooms a perfect compliment!


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16 comments:

Kathy said...

Just gorgeous! I love them too. They used to be rather abundant in this area but I don't see them too often anymore.

Leovi said...

Nice photos with beautiful colors, beautiful flowers and exquisite portrait. A hug.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I have 3 bushes myself and I planted them and did nothing and by some miracle they thrive each year. They are such pretty flowers - mine have already bloomed and baked from the sun but it's cool to see you're still enjoying them where you are!

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
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Pradeepa said...

Your mom and niece look lovely. Love the flowers. We don't see them much here.

hootnonny said...

How beautiful, and the hydrangeas aren't bad either!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Those are beautiful! And wow, so many! I planted my first one this year and so far it has not thrived well. One day it pouts (wilts) and the next day it's alert. Very temperamental. It currently has small blooms, so I am not giving up. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pics of the flowers and your family.

joanne said...

just beautiful....hydrangeas are an intriguing flower - colors are perfect

Jennifer said...

Hi Rosemary, I like your multi-generational portrait and your sister's hydrangeas are beautiful. It is too bad that hydrangeas don't make a great cut flower, because they look so perfect in a vase.

bailey-road.com said...

What a lovely portrait of your mom and niece! The flowers are beautiful against the white fence.

kkkkaty said...

The shades of purple are exquisite and the hydrangeas make a perfect frame of your mother and niece..great for your family album!!

Gunsside said...

Lovely garden - lovely pictures ;))

Nancy Claeys said...

Their vivid color against the white fence is just perfect.

Amy Burzese said...

As I commented on someone else's post today, flowers around a fence is always great. Hydrangeas are one of my favorites, but we have so little shade that I hesitate to get any.

Kim Stevens said...

Oh wow, these are just so wow! And I love them especially with the fence - such incredible colors!

Clairejustine said...

Great pictures,thanks for visiting my blog :)

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