Life in a Northwest garden...rain, slugs & 3mths of sunshine!
Beautiful Julia! I enjoy seeing the progression of flower blooms and the anticipation of what's to be.
That is so lovely. I can't wait until more of mine start blooming.Cher Sunray Gardens
Cat, Oh thanks, I love progression of blooms too, I should do it more. The anticipation of these blooms has been killing me, I thought they would never come!! So happy to have my first bloom and am so happy you stopped by!Sunray, This is my first plant to pop, I have half a dozen more Hy's that are just barely budding, its been a slow slow bloom season here. Hope yours start blooming soon and you post some pic's as I'd loooove to see them =)
nice progression. mine melted last week,
Ah...my favorite! Some of mine are giving their last hurrah, but I still have the ones that bloom to the fall. The third photo is stunning!
Julia, Nice progression of the plants. I am not yet that far here at the Big Lake. In a week or two the hydrangeas will be doing their thing - I hope. Jack
they are lovely!! here in South Africa we have just pruned ours in anticipation of Spring to come ... Still a way off :)
I have to love them from afar they just wouldn't be happy in in my garden. gail
One of my faves, too. And the leaves are so huge and they change color in the fall -- great plant!
Beautiful Miss Julia mine have been on the poor side this summer it has just been to hot and not enough rain.. So I will enjoy yours..Thank you for the wonderful message I am loving the Annie Sloan chalk paint the pieces I am doing are for me. The paint is so easy to use I want to paint everything in the house..lolHave a fun day love the shot of the Jay..hugs from Savannah, Cherry
One of my all time favs. I am going to miss them upcountry...don't know if they grow up there, less water.But that said, I am certainly enjoying them this year. They seem bluer then ever.Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams
Lucky you Julia! My hydrangeas haven't done well this summer. I'll just have to enjoy yours. :)
Greggo@ Oh no, melted! You make me crave chocolate =)Michelle@ Enjoy those last summer blooms, I'd love to know what the longer lasting bloom ones are, mine come and go all to quickly!Jack@ Its kind of been a strange blooming year here, most of mine are still just in the first stages of budding while this one must be on steroids or something ;) Enjoy your blooms to come, so happy you stopped by!
Beautiful hydrangeas! I like that even after the flowers fade, they still have plenty of character.
Love the photos of the progression. Def do that again!! So beautiful!Jill
Beautiful shots. Mine are still at the "June" stage. :)
Beautiful, beautiful blue, my favourite flower colour.Ours are now blooming nicely here in the U.K and will last for months if we have lots of nice rain !!
Hydrangeas are my "plant of the summer"...I have really been noticing them this year. Your photos are wonderful and I love how you showed the bloom in the different stages!
Yes it's blue for summer, the colour of sea, skies and your lovely hydrangea. Do you do anything special to keep the hue?
Beautiful flowers, reminding me of Wedgewood pottery.
Thanks for all the wonderful visits =) Cherry@ Sorry to hear yours are not doing well, I have a mixed bag some great some rather sad, grr this crazy weather. Hope yours come good!Jen@ Hope you can grow them up country, I'll cross my fingers and think some good thoughts ;)Bumble lush@ Oh no yours too! I think this has been a particularly hard year on them from what I am reading, sounds like many a Hy are unhappy, wishing yours some happiness too =(
Jill@ So happy you stopped by my friend =) I loved doing this and can't wait to do it again, maybe I'll come and take some snaps in your gorgeous veg garden ;)Grace@ Its funny you say that, my backyard thinks its still June while most of my front-yard is in July, what a mixed up gardening year! Can't wait to see yours bloom, hope you do a post!!
Pauline@ crossing my fingers for lots of rain, I'd give you some of mine if I could, we are yet to see summer.Karin@ Ohh so agree, these are the one plant that tell me summer is here, even though its still to arrive in Seattle, 57 and rain today =( Thankful for my Hy's to remind me what season it really is!Laura@ The blue is amazing this year, quite the surprise as last year it was more of a baby blue. One thing I love about my Hy's is the waiting to see what color I will get, am yet to try and alter it myself as I enjoy the mystery all to much =)
Hydrangeas are just so gorgeous at every stage, but wow - that blue is pretty darn wonderful! How cool that its color has changed a bit since last year! I have always loved hydrangeas but I'm really falling head over heels since discovering Oak Leaf Hydrangeas and a few varieties that can handle shade. the "Hydrangea Fund" has officially been started. :) Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!
Thanks for stopping by and reading my latest post! I love sharing my gardening adventures and reading your wonderful comments. Happy digging...Cheers Julia!!