5.13.2011

Hydrangeas Blooming

Hello?  *tap*tap*tap* Is anybody out there?

It wasn’t so bad, the quiet I mean. From blogger being down. I got my plants in the ground. The weather was cloudy. It’s really the best time to plant. Did you know that? Planting in a light rain is less stressful for the plants. Not so much for my hair. It’s stressing big time.

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I didn’t get to take any shots of my new plants since the rains came. So I thought I’d show you my hydrangeas which are starting to bloom. Its really amazing since they are is still so small. But this one has 3 large blooms on it. I thought I had killed them. I bought them last year and never got them in the ground.

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I have one Endless Summer and two lace caps. And they hung in there. They’re tiny but they are coming back. They looked like sticks after winter was over.  

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The lace caps have this interesting flower head. I find them sort of alien like. Can you see the water droplet? I had not even noticed it until I uploaded the pictures.
If I had I would have tried to focus better on it.

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I used two textures on this one. Shadowhouse and SKC Photography
The sun was trying to come out and reflected off this leaf for just a few seconds. And then it was gone again. We need the rain. I just wish I had time to plant my big lime light hydrangea. I have been wanting one and found it at a small nursery in town. I can not wait until it blooms.

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Linking up with:
A Rosy Note: Photo Feature Friday
Fishtail Cottage: Cottage Flora Thursdays

see ya,
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41 comments:

  1. My hydrangeas are beginning to bloom too - I hope to get more - You have some very beautiful ones!
    Kathy

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  2. Gorgeous photos Anita~ love your pretty hydrangeas!

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  3. Wow. Those are beautiful. I love that second photo, such a beautiful color. All of the shots are great, really, rockin the nifty fifty I see. :)

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  4. My hydrangeas are barely peaking (buds). Your flowers are beautiful!
    gail

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  5. beautiful photos. I especially like the close up of the hydrangea with the droplets! stopped by from a rosy note!

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  6. Anita, what absolutely stunning photos!! I love hydrangeas!

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  7. Tap, tap. We are all back! Thank goodness. Love your photos. Quality photos compared to mine. Glad you like the puppy pose. :)

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  8. those photos are amazing! i love hydrangeas. they are my fave. we have 4 plants here and we have planted all of them ourselves... they don't do well in louisiana because of the heat so we didn't have any there. they were my wedding flower, so i was thrilled to be able to have them here!

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  9. Anita,
    Your pictures are beautiful! I been rooting myself some Hydrangeas -- it was fun and some of them "took"! Very exciting. Again, gorgeous pics!

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  10. beautiful the shot of the hydranga with water on it is awesome. i lvoe shadowhouse textures.

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  11. Thanks for stopping by the farm..at That Country Place. I love hydrangeas..they are one of my favorites! I have never tried to grow them in Alberta though...I don't know that they would winter with -35 !! I will admire yours instead!! I am new to blogging and am having a great time in blogland!

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  12. These photos are so beautiful - I love them!

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  13. Your flowers are beautiful and so is your blog!

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  14. I looove hydrangeas - especially pink ones! Your photos are lovely, as usual :-).

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  15. Your photography skills are just taking off! You've gone from good to fabulous!

    I love hydrangeas. The one I planted last year is doing OK, surprisingly. It's coming back up. I don't see many hydrangeas in Idaho so I was worried.

    That lace cap does look a little alien-ish. :)

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  16. Wonderful work! Hydrangeas have so many different stages to photograph... yours are great!
    Have a great day...

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  17. Hi Anita..strange how if blogger is down for a day it is like waiting for the mailman or mail woman to bring our love letter..too much to be missed..we wre lucky here in BC ..our hydrangea's grow beautifully..it looks like your are doing so well...the photos are simply wonderful!
    ox

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  18. gorgeous photos Anita! I love the little rain drop and those unexpected and pleasant surprises like that. :) Your hydrangeas are beautiful and so colorful. I can't wait for mine to bloom, hopefully soon especially with all the rain we are getting. :)
    Enjoy your weekend!!
    XO

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  19. Anita, your photos are gorgeous! I am loving every minute of your post.Roses and Hydrangeas
    are my two very favorits flowers. I could look at your pictures for hours. Beautiful!!!
    So happy Blogger is back. I hope they are able to restore comments soon.
    Beautiful post!

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  20. Lots of people got lots of stuff done during blogger outage, haha!! Love the Hydrangeas!

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  21. Beautiful pictures Anita. The colors are gorgeous.

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  22. That is the most wonderful color of blue ever! I suppose it's almost "periwinkle" isn't it? Your photos are amazing!

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  23. Gorgeous shots Anita! Love those hydrangeas!

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  24. I just love hydrangeas, and I have never seen the lace caps before. They are just beautiful. Mine still look pretty pitiful after wintering them over, but they are coming back s l o w l y.

    These are wonderful photographs. Love the shades of blue!

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  25. I want a hydrangea in my garden so bad! But I haven't had any luck so far with them. Maybe I'll try again when I see a nice blue one. (Been seeing a lot of pinks.)
    Brenda

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  26. Beautiful shots! I used the non-blogger time to plant some day lilies and do a few "no-fun" housework chores.

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  27. Your photos look gorgeous Anita! I love the one of the hydrangea with the little water droplets. I have never had good luck with the endless summer hydrangea. They just never make it through the winter, which is weird because I think they were created here in Minnesota.

    Thanks for linking up this week!

    tricia ♥

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  28. I love hydrangeas! Too bad they don't survive this far south.

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  29. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous Anita! I'm amazed by how far along they are. Ours are just beginning to form.

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  30. These photos of hydrangeas are gorgeous, Anita ~ they should be a gardening book or magazine!! :O)

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  31. Love hydrangeas such beautiful flowers.

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  32. Hi Anita,
    My hydrangeas are a long way off, they haven't even leafed out yet! Your photos are amazing, soft and dreamy:-)
    I am your newest follower:-)
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  33. Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful colors. Enjoyed my visit here.

    Suffia

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  34. Hi Anita,

    Your hydrangeas are exquisite! Wonderful photos. I hope you will stop and visit me. Have a great day!

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  35. These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

    Letha

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  36. Wonderful pictures! I wish we could get hycrangeas to grow here - our winters are too cold - it is fun to see your's though and they are lovely! Thanks for shairng, Paula from Idaho
    http://bucketideasforgardening.blogspot.com/

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  37. Hydrangeas are one of my very favorite flowers. Yours look very happy!

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  38. Great job with your hydrangeas and your pictures. So pretty.

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  39. Adoring the unique lace cap one! fabulous photo of it! my hydrangeas are still "sticks" so its fantastic you shared yours at Cottage Flora Thursdays...Thank You!! xoox, tracie

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  40. Beautiful hydrangeas and a gorgeous garden!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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