Monday, June 13, 2016

BAF


This is the first year I've had blooming hydrangeas. I had no idea how large the flowers are.  I've included a pic of my hand in front of the flower to show its size.
I'm also tossing in a pic of my hibiscus and the robin's nest near the back porch.



48 comments:

  1. Yes, hydrangeas are large! I am happy because my plants from last year survived the winter and are just starting to bloom! Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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  2. I have no garden but I do buy flowers for the apartment.
    Wonderful post and awesome pics.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. Flowers really perk up a room don't they?

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  3. And what a spectacular colour your hydrangea is.
    And yay for birds nests. And nestlings.

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    1. Thanks, EC. For some reason we've got them this year. Wrens, robins and nesting bluebirds. How are your gorgeous birds?

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    2. Gorgeous. Incontinent vandals and still gorgeous.

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  4. Hydrangeas are great flowers. I really like blue ones but the rest are ok too. I see you use the same file naming system as do when I opened the robin's nest photo. Add an 'a' to the end of the file name for an edited photo, then if there is another, add a b.

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  5. That's a big flower. Makes it easy to pick when you only need one.

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  6. There is an older variety of Hydrangea that has even larger blooms, but are white. I so enjoy my flowers and all the beauty they add around me.

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    1. They certainly enrich our lives don't they?

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  7. Wow, such gorgeous flowers! It's amazing to see how big those hydrangeas blossomed...

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    1. Thanks. Me too, Heather. I can put my hands together and they are still larger than my hands.

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  8. I love hydrangeas. You can control the color of the flowers if you plant the bush outisde. Acidic soil = blue, less acidic = pink

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    1. That's what I've heard, CJ. The purple has now turned to blue so we must have acidic soil.

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  9. Love your hydrangea - used to have some but now all gone.

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    1. We'll have a brief moment of silence for your hydrangeas....

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  10. My mother had several bushes that were huge.

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    1. I'm sure they were gorgeous, Diane.

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  11. Beautiful flowers - wouldn't have any idea what they were if you hadn't captioned them though. I went plant shopping with Hubby yesterday (we have pots to fill) - he liked the red ones and I liked the blue ones... That's as far as we got :-)

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  12. They sure get big, the cat would dance a jig and eat them lol

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    1. Heh heh. Luckily our crew hasn't tried that yet.

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  13. I am impressed. I tried to grow hydrangeas with no success at all. That is a beauty.

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    1. Hi Jo. I understand. I had no luck at all where I lived before. I think it depends a lot on soil, shade and sun.

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  14. Ah the hydrangeas are wonderful. Love to bring in the flowers and put them in vases all over the house. I have iris in vases right now, sweetly scenting the room!

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    1. I love Irises. I had lots of them before the move. I really miss them. I'm going to have to work on that this fall.

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  15. Beautiful! I would love to grow hydrangeas. Right now all I'm growing are sunflowers. I hope to grow other flowers in the future. Maybe next year. :)

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    2. I love sunflowers. They were my grandfather's favorite flower. I remember him and my grandmother working the garden. Those sunflowers were way taller than I was.

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  16. Wow, what a gorgeous purple for that hydrangea. Ours come out pink and we add something to get some purple. I'd love to have blue ones as well. They aren't blooming yet, but we are pretty far north.

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    1. Hi Tamara,
      Ours go from pink to purple to blue. I guess they can't make up their mind:)

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  17. You have a beautiful pinkish purple colour to your hydrangea. If you added some acidic stuff you buy at the garden store you can get blue flowers. My hubby adds this along with coffee and the flowers range from blue to lilac to pink all on one bush. Very cute to see the birdy and glad the nest is in place.

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    1. Yeah, isn't that interesting about hydrangeas. We go in the opposite direction: pink, purple, then blue:)
      We've got lots of baby birds right now. More information to come.

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  18. thiz post waz goin sew well.......then we saw it ~~~~~

    N we bet they iz knot EVEN...payin rent.....iz they

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    1. Heh heh.
      Correct. No rent payments. Grin.

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  19. Wow, your hydrangeas are beautiful, such a lovely colour ...

    All the best Jan

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  20. What a gorgeous color it is. I've never seen that color.

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  21. Thank you. They have since gone to blue. They've went through a spectrum of colors:)

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  22. Beautiful! Do they smell really nice? They change colours too? Wow! I should get some! Got to love those robins! Hugs!

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  23. Hydrangeas are such a favorite for me! I have white ones that go green! I should love the blues!

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