Heavenly Hydrangeas

Heavenly Hydrangeas

My Hydrangeas are blooming this year and they look heavenly! Last year we had no blooms at all. I was very disappointed not having any to dry and display, but this year it’s different! They bloomed! A showing of simply lovely pastel colored blooms fill their bushes. How divine!

Heavenly Hydrangeas

Heavenly Hydrangeas

Heavenly Hydrangeas

Our Hydrangeas are planted in the back of our yard along the New England stone wall or settlers wall. This and many stone walls are found all over Connecticut and New England. Built by the settlers in this area around 1790-1820, many of these walls are buried under overgrown forests. The wall in our yard goes into the back of other yards and well into the woods. These stone walls are symbols of our New England quaintness. The walls are actual ruins of early American civilization and an awesome human achievement. These stone walls are a hallmark of our American past.
Heavenly Hydrangeas

New England Stone Wall
Heavenly Hydrangeas

Although it’s a little early to pick the Hydrangeas right now, I couldn’t resist clipping some to make a few arrangements. They don’t last very long when picked young, but it’s well worth it.
Heavenly Hydrangeas

I’ll wait until the middle of August to pick more. That’s when they’re mature enough to dry perfectly. Right now the blooms are nice and full for only a few days and then wilt. When they mature they usually dry with full blooms and appear darker. That’s ok, their darker colors fit right into my decor easily.
Heavenly Hydrangeas

I love how their petals look so soft and dainty. Almost tissue paper like.
Heavenly Hydrangeas

Heavenly Hydrangeas

A natural beauty for sure. Simply Heavenly!
Heavenly Hydrangeas

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  1. I love hydrangeas, and yours look so pretty! I was really busy the other day ( cleaning up drywall dust from some remodeling….even contained with plastic wrap on everything, those little dustsuckers manage to escape), so I didn’t get to tell you just how much I love your gazebo. I am hoping to have one at the end of a porch one day, when we retire and build our cottage. Meanwhile, I’m dreaming about it and how much fun we’ll have just sitting out there evenings listening to all the night sounds and watching stars….sooo nice!

    1. Hi Bobbi! Construction dust is the worst! It does get into everything…especially if you have forced air and heat. We love our gazebo…my husband and I were out on the cushions one rainy night a few years back. It was a heavy straight rain, so we didn’t get splashed. It was so relaxing!
      Thanks for your lovely comments,
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  2. Love your hydreangeas! Last year I tried to cut some and most dried just fine and THEN I learned about how to ‘time’ it correctly! I am hoping I do it right this year–our Missouri weather this year has been rough.

    1. Hi Robin! The maturity of the hydrangeas makes a big difference when trying to dry them. I find waiting until mid August to pick them is best to getting them to dry nicely. Good Luck with yours this year!
      Have a lovely Thursday!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

    1. Wow Pinky, 15 bushes! Nice! They are so pretty with their full blooms. Any yard is made more special because of them. You are welcome for the share. Thank you for visiting!
      Have a lovely Thursday!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  3. Gorgeous hydrangeas! It is so good to see someone use the term stone wall…here in the midwest everyone calls them rock walls. I think it must be a regional thing since I grew up in Vermont, we always called them stone walls…the rest of the country calls them rock walls!

    1. We New Englanders know and love our Stone Walls. I’m grateful to have one in my back yard. Yes, I think it is a regional thing. Thanks for your lovely comment Marigene!
      Happy Thursday!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  4. Just lovely! Here in my part of Texas, they can only tolerate 3 hours of morning sun. Over the years, I’ve tried various spots in my garden but they always ended up getting too much sun. This year, I finally have a spot with enough shade and planted two bushes! Thanks for sharing yours!

    1. Hi Cecilia! I’m happy to read that you found a perfect shady spot to plant…we take the weather here for granted and are very lucky that we have options to plant and be usually successful, but not always. We have a lot of trees in our yard and woods all around us…The trees are getting so tall that I’m loosing sun in areas of the yard. Some plants need more sun light to bloom properly. Oh well…I shouldn’t complain, we’re very lucky we have what we have.
      Thanks for the visit and have a lovely weekend!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰
      PS. My husband and I love visiting TX! It’s been awhile! πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Luann, thank you for sharing your posts on Friday Features this week, I always love to see what you have shared! What a great piece of history, right in your own backyard that is terrific!!! Your hydrangeas are beautiful, I would love some for the new pot i made with images, but I will opt for silk, (if I can find them).

    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Karren πŸ™‚

  6. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. I just planted mine this year so they are not blooming. Oh how I do miss them. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous ones with Share It One More Time. Cathy

  7. Hydrangeas are my favourite flower, especially the blue ones πŸ™‚ There’s a big hydrangea bush in the backyard of our rental house, but no flowers. Luckily a house up the road has a long row of blooming hydrangeas in the front yard, so I can get my hydrangea fix every time I go by. Enjoy your beautiful hydrangea blooms!

    1. Hi Kelly! I do enjoy them this year and I can’t wait till they are ready for me to dry them into lovely bunches for my home. Thanks for stopping by for a visit today!
      Happy Tuesday!
      LuAnn πŸ˜‰

  8. Hydrangeas are one of my favourite flowers, particularly the blue and purple ones. I love what you have done with yours – and they look gorgeous in the garden too! I was very interested to learn about your stone walls. Pinned and shared your post. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop, LuAnn!

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