and charm to a garden, walk way, terrace or as a flower arrangement displayed in our homes.
As we plan our gardens for our new home I have begun to create various inspirational boards and one
of them is dedicated to hydrangeas.
Oh, and we have two winners for the little fun soap giveaway too-
My hubby picked these two names from the white wire basket-Sandie and Sheri.
I am gathering information from many resources and I was surprised that these
delicate and yet hardy plants (for some gardeners) bloom from early Spring to late Fall.
The color of the blossoms are affected by the pH,
the more alkaline in the soil the pinker the blooms will be.
Isn't that just so neat? I think I would like to have pink and blue in my gardens...
Hydrangeas love their water, always thirsty and must be kept hydrated, this explains why they are
so challenging to grow in North Texas.
Sounds to me as though I will need a specific flower bed filled with rich soil emollients and
protection from the harsh Summer Sun.
This Old House Online has some valuable information on the topic of growing Hydrangeas.
For a longer lasting bouquet cut the stems in the early morning, with a sharp angular cut and then
allow the stems to "condition," in warm water before arranging.
To ensure that cut flowers last longer ask your florist for HydraQuick or use the Alum Dip Method.
Hydrangeas just exude old-fashioned charm, and are unrivaled in the shrub world.
My husband and I really feel as though the old garden hydrangea, also known as the
French Hydrangea would bring the cozy and classic feel we are striving for in our
French Country home.
Do you grow Hydrangeas, do you have any tips to share?
Thank you for joining me in my giveaway, I so enjoyed reading your comments and because there
were so many sweet comments I have two bars of soap to send off, and some extra goodies will
be tucked inside those packages too.
You all are so sweet to support my blog, means the world to me and I treasure your
friendships so much!
Sandie and Sheri please email me where you would like the soaps sent and I will get your packages
in the mail.
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