Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Buds of Beauty

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This time of year holds promises of wonderfully full bunches of hydrangeas to spread in different containers around the house. Very easy to dry by just clipping them and placing them into a vase with NO water. Their colors are so serene and each bloom is special in its own little way. Just love them……

30 comments:

fiberdoodles said...

So beautiful! I just wish I could get mine to bloom

Kathy Sue said...

Beautiful. I just love how they look .You really did good with those. love you,Kathy

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful pictures. Hydrangeas don't grow very well here in the dry air of Utah. Wish they did. One of my favorite flowers. Mimi

AntiqueChase said...

I have ZERO luck drying them... tried everything. they just wilt and turn brown... :(

Julie Harward said...

So pretty in the metal bucket/vase...nice contrast1 ;D

Maggie and Mitch said...

They're just beautiful! Mom needs to give this a try! Thank you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Claudia said...

I love hydrangeas, too, Becky. I haven't brought any in as yet - but they are blooming away in the garden. I love the look of them in your metal/tin vase.

xo
Claudia

Dawn said...

Love the old metal look with the white. So pretty!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love hydrangeas....i love the galvanized sap bucket yours are in.
Hugs,
Penny

Changes in the wind said...

Pretty...very pretty. Have never tried to dry them but just might one day.

Anonymous said...

WOW, I adore Hydrangeas but this year mine hardly bloom. So disappointing. How did you get yours blue? Can I ask if your galvanized vase is vintage? I want one!!!! Heehhheeee
Jan

Anonymous said...

AntiqueChase,
I know why you aren't having luck drying them. You have to harvest the flowers in the fall. You will have NO luck if you try to dry them in spring and summer. I usually cut my flowers in late Sept or even mid October. You can hang them upside down or I even arrange them in vases how I like to display them. Hope this helps.
Jan

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

jan, thank you for the tips! yes, i wait till about now through fall to cut them.

xxoo

ps: the galvanized piece is not old, but i have left it outside for the past few years and it has taken on a nice warm patina.

xxoo

Linda said...

Wonderful...I had blooms but I was afraid of cutting them too early...then they were gone...there's always next year I guess!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Becky,
I love hydrangeas...the blue ones..
I tried growing them once but I had no luck..no green thumb.
The are truly a beautiful flower.
I have been thinking of you...XO
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Elsie said...

Becky I cut mine every year before the color gets out of them and do the same thing. I use them all year until the next ones bloom and I start all over again. Yours are
beautiful and I love what you have them in.

Michaele said...

Beautifully displayed!

Deborah said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing1

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh how pretty. Thanks for sharing!
I always enjoy!
Have a great Thursday.
Hugs,
Sherry

Deborah said...

Yours are beautiful Becky!!
Im waiting for some from my Mommas garden. :)
I love when they are dried too!
Hugs!

Deborah xoxo

Pondside said...

They are lovely - and the galvanized holder is perfect. You've inspired me to get out and clip some of my hydrangeas.

becky up the hill said...

Hydrangeas keep us California gardeners hopping! Just returned from Oregon Coast, where they grow like weeds.

Ranger 911 said...

My favorite is Annabelle. I love to cut them while they are still green to bring some happy color indoors during our long gray winters.

Your photos are beautiful!

Shelley said...

Very pretty Becky...they grace your home wonderfully.....blessings

Kathi said...

They are so pretty. I agree, each one has its own stunning color. Kathi

Emma said...

i adore them too! Martin & the magpie is full of them this week...im enjoying seeing the season start to change....i heart Autumn
hugs, Emma xxx

Vee said...

Look at the color on those last blooms...subtle and lovely. Gather lots...

Liz said...

GORGEOUS centerpiece! :)

~Liz

Walkyria said...

Great idea!! It`s very preety!!!
Kisses
Wal

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I have never tried drying hydrangeas before. Now that I am growing them, maybe I should try!