Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pink Mops

Hello...care to join me in a stroll to my favorite plant?
...look and see...
...this pink mop top Hydrangea....
...full of bright pink mops that is growing in my front yard.
Look close....doesn't this leaf look like the back of a dinosaur?
These fabulous delights started as this....
..and went to this...
..and here is the final look ~ a true beauty!


42 comments:

Sugarplum Cottage said...

This is the most beautiful hydrangea I've seen all year. It is truly amazing how God makes these, just for us to enjoy. I love drying the blooms for christmas tree decorations, the pinks are the best colors for drying. As always I've my visit.'

Hugs, RoseMarie

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Sorry, as always I've enjoyed my visit. Rose

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Becky,How prety,My hydrangea are just now staring to bud it won't be long befor they will be showing off also.
My Daughter used blue hydrangeaes for her wedding .
Thank's for sharing your's with all of us they are beautiful.
Best Wishes
Brenda:)

Manuela said...

Very Pretty! My neighbor across the street has a pink one all mine are blue.

Manuela

Lisa said...

I have tried every variety I can think of and can't get these to grow for me. What a treat to see how beautiful yours are. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth said...

I think you've got the most gorgeous hydrangea ever! I've got 2 in pots and LOVE them.

Janet said...

Mine are just thinking about budding. I go out every morning and peek into their tight little leaves to look for buds! Yeah, I know I should get a life, but why??

Janet

Susie Q said...

Mine have yet to bloom but I am enjoying yours vicariously! What gorgeous colors!!

Love,
Sue

Jen said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful! My hydrangea is just now blooming. it is a light blue. I love your bright pink! Enjoy the rest of your day :)

Sal said...

Beautiful colours! Sal ;-)

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Becky,
I love those hydrangeas. I tried some a couple of years ago but they didn't make it. They must not like our soil here in Ohio. Yours are gorgeous. Cut a bouquet for me please. How is Doogs?? Jackson is loving the nice weather. He always wants to be outside.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Cowboys & Custard said...

Oh I love these hydrangeas.. they remind me of our holiday cottage in Cornwall when I was a wee lass.. The hydrangeas in Cornwall were blue mostly due to the acid soil..
They make fabulous dried flower arrangements..

Sweet Dreams Becky
with love Michelexx

P.s Henny Penny is very much part of the family now.. even has her own place setting at the table!
She sends her love..

Michelle said...

Your hydrangea bush is stunning! I can't wait for mine to be in full bloom..I have one :)

I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Michelle

Rhondi said...

I love hydrangeas. Mine is blue and it is just starting to turn blue today. I love the way the blossoms start put almost green and then begin to color around the edges. I'll be showing a photo of it when it reaches it's peak.
Happy gardening.Rhondi

becky up the hill said...

Your hydrangea's look beautiful! Come on..are these this year's pix? Mind are about three weeks behind yours....they got a bad case of the chilblains in that freeze we had..but have rallied. Thanks for sharing my 2nd favorite flower too...well my 2nd favorite June/July flower ;o).

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Those are beautiful!! :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh that is gorgeous! I have tried growing hydrangeas and they have not survived my sandy soil. Guess I'll just have to enjoy yours:>)

Miss Jean said...

Oh, Becky! What have you done?! Don't you know that hydrangeas are sweety's favorite in the whole wide world shrub? If he sees these pictures he's going to make me drive him over in the middle of the night and help him steal it right out of your yard! If you hear a noice at night, just roll over and pretend everything is fine!

Miss Jean said...

I meant "noise". What the heck is a noice?

Hazel said...

I too am a fan of hydrangeas, still waiting for our white ones to bloom. Your pink one is absolutely gorgeous wonderful photos!

Denise said...

The Hydrangea is my favorite plant..... I just planted two more in my yard.... Your is just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! I love to dry them and use them around my house.......Thanks for sharing

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Hydrangea are magnificent, aren't they? I hope to have some large, billowing ones on the side of my home one day. For now, still saving up money for a backhoe and crew to come in a re-do my uneven yard. Yours have huge flower heads~ do you feed them anything special?
miles of smiles,
Darly

My Shabby Roses said...

Just beautiful! Spring is a wonderful time of the year.

Stephanie said...

WOW! I have never seen such a bright pink bush ! That is so pretty !!
Stephanie

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love hydrangea's! Your's is so beautiful. I have the lace cap hydrangea's and have been wanted the kind that you have.Your front yard is beautiufl, you should show more of it!!
ginger

emily said...

Beautiful hydrangeas!! I wish my garden would take to them, I always have a hard time growing them! Love your blog!
emily

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LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

I have a pink hydrangea too. The flowers last for ages and even look good when they have dried. You definitely get your money's worth out of this one. Lovely. x

Linda said...

Hi Becky, what a gorgeous hydrangea....I love the color. Do you ever dry the flowers? Hugs, Linda

Sinta said...

Thanks for the stroll in the garden. Hydrangeas are my favorite! I am originally from Oregon-where these bushes florish. Ah, the memories.

farmerjulie said...

thats my favorite. when i lived in calif. i had alot in my yard. now in idaho they dont grow very good at all. I will enjoy yours!

Jenni B said...

I know you don't know me but I have just found your blog. It's great! Thanks for showing your great hydrangeas. They're definitely one of my favorite flowers.

Jenni B

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Sweet Becky, thank you for your condolences. I can just smell the fragrance of these awesome blooms..just gorgeous. Dinasours back? You are so funny!

oxox
Jennifer

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Those are really gorgeous! For some reason, the woman who lived here before did not plant any hydrangeas and I love them! I think I may have to plant some myself.

Rosemary said...

Hydrangeas are my favorite. Thanks for sharing your beauties!!
Have a great weekend,
Rosemary

Mary said...

Oh they are so beautiful, and over such a long period of time -- I love the buds, and the blooms. Do you dry them?

thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures!
xoxo,
Mary

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

These are fantastic! How long did it take to grow them like this? Are they shade loving?

cherished*vintage said...

Gorgeous hydrangea. The pink mop totally rocks! Beautiful!!!
-Karoline

Maria said...

They're gorgeous Becky :-) Your garden looks so beautiful!
Maria xoxo

cindee said...

Those are just beautiful!!! I love hydrangeas too. Mine are just starting to open(-: I have been trying for years to get them to have a multi-blue color. Hopefully this year thye will have some blue!

Shelley said...

Hi Becky, the hydrangea is one of my favorites,and yours is just beautiful...Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Blessings,Shelley

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I'm working out in my yard today, as we finally have a 70
+ degree day! Your blooms are gorgeous. I just love the different colors. The aprons in the post below are so adorable. I love that they are back in style!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Beautiful Hydrangeas! Mine are still a little ways from blooming. I love seeing others ladies gardens...it extends blooming time ever so much!

((hugs)) Rosie