Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hydrangea Love

I think that one of my favorite flowers has to be
the hydrangea.Unfortunately I have a brown thumb
when it comes to growing them.

I've tried three times.
Three times I have failed.
I am working up the courage to try again this summer.
But I haven't let my failure of growing the real thing
stop me from surrounding myself
with the much easier variety to care for. . .
the faux hydrangea---easy to care for, widely available.
I've even bought them from the dollar store. Dollar store hydrangea's displayed en mass on my front door.

What flower draws your attention, be it real or faux?

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the front door arrangement! I can't grow much because the deer eat everything.

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

I would like to try growing hydrangea, have never tried. It is on my list to add to the yard.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv your beautiful basket filled with my favorite flowers...I have three bushes...wish I had more! Come by and enter my GIVEAWAY...I think you will luv it:)


Richella said...

I LOVE hydrangeas! I have three bushes that have done pretty well. They're planted on the east side of my house, so they get mostly morning sun. I don't know if that makes any difference; I'm just thankful when they bloom!

You found faux hydrangeas at the dollar store? I need to go shopping!

linda said...

That was the main flower at our son's wedding last summer. They had two potted ones for at the garden arch so they planted them at our place until they get a home of their own. I noticed yesterday that they are greening up so we shall see!

Jake and Krystal said...

My sister used to work for a nursery, and found out hydrangea's don't do well here in UT. We've tried anyway, with not much luck either. Good luck if you try again!

Allyson/HBMomof2 said...

I love hydrangeas also. I have also tried on many occasions to get them to grow and have failed every time. Just about every neighbor of mine has them growing, so it is definitely my influence that kills them. I am also trying to get up the nerve to try again. It drives me crazy, because I can honestly grow just about anything else. If you get back on the horse, it might give me the courage to do it too, but I'm not doing this alone! Love the basket on the front door. Gor-ge-ous!

Annie Joy said...

Hydrangea is one that I will be looking forward to when I go plant shopping on Thursday and Saturday. I know it will be a while before I'll have any beautiful blooms, so I'm with you on the faux hydrangea. Your samples are lovely! Thanks!

LuLu said...

I love them too but can't seem to grow them. I LOVE peonies and they and i get along so well it's one plant i don't kill.

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

I don't think they grow well in Utah!! When on vacation in Oregon I thought they (the Oregon people) had WAY more then their share!!

lis said...

My fave are pansies. They are my complete opposite- colourful, fragile, precious, shy, impressive in a small way. (I am boisterous, loud, dark, aggressive... you get the picture) I actually bought 42 little pansies 2 week ago and surrounded my three bed semi with them, and heck, they always improve my mood!
I'd be hard- pressed for seconds, as there are so many. Tulips (they scared me as a kid, how weird is that?), lavender, violets, daisies, bluebells... I could go on for ages.
Thanks for your lovely blog, I enjoy kicking back reading your stuff a lot.

vwestermeyer said...

Your door is beautiful!! The one spring flower that I adore in any form would be lilacs!!!

I voted!!

Sandra said...

Beeeeauutiful! I had no idea that Dollar stores also have such pretty flowers. I like hydrangeas too. I have one that is growing and doing great. I have it on the eastside of my home. I think it's doing so good cause it only gets the morning sun. In the evening it would be way too hot if I had planted it in front of our home. Whew!

Ashley Schott said...

I love those on your front door. Super cute. I love hydrangeas too. My bridesmaids carried round bouquets of white hydrangeas in my wedding and I almost loved them more than my bouquet of yellow roses!!

Kim said...

I also love hydrangeas! I have a bush in our backyard that has produced exactly one bloom. But, hope springs eternal, haha!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Love your front door . . those flowers look so good!

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

I love hydrangeas too but I also like peonies, tulips, calla lillies too.

Kristin said...

Hi! Just found your lovely blog through Cheap Like a Birdie, and what a fun visit I've had! I see you are totally a hydrangea kindred spirit! Just take a look at my blog layout, and you'll see how infatuated I am with them :-) I hope you do try to grow them again this year! They're really easy IF you find the right one for the conditions you have...I'm actually having a garden week over on my blog at the moment. If you have any questions about hydrangeas, please stop by and ask! I'd love to be of help if I can. Don't claim to be an expert, but I do have around 25 hydrangeas in my yard at the moment :-) Good to meet you! ~Kristin from Windy Poplars

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