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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hydrangea


Two blue hydrangeas hopped into my cart while I was shopping
and said, "Take me home!" haha.  At $1.99 a piece on clearance, how
could I refuse?  They looked thirsty, too, and you know how I love to
pamper things....people, plants, animals...haha...
So they've had some water and some sunshine...
Now to get them into the ground....maybe this weekend!


50 comments:

  1. Love hydrangeas. Mine started in a pot 4 years ago, and now fills a large cement pot. They bring me much pleasure. You're look so delicate in that light blue.

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  2. $1.99!!!??
    Awesome!
    I would have bought ten! hahaha!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I thought later that I should have bought them all! lol....

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    2. Plant them together...more impact that way!
      There is a house out near the cottage...with a circular drive...and ALL Hydrangeas around the drive!
      It is totally spectacular...I must take a picture!

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    3. yes..take a picture! What a great landscaping idea!

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  3. I love buying plants at the end of the season

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    1. I know! I'm excited to see if they take root and grow....next spring we'll know!

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  4. Water and sun
    Sure full bloom they will run
    Even if a little chewed
    Which they might find rude

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    1. They might get a nibble
      thinking it's kibble
      then they'll nap in it's shade
      as they watch the bloom parade.
      ha.

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  5. ah for 2 bucks, why not....thats a steal...and nothing a little TLC wont fix up

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    1. I thought so...I mean, it's worth a shot...they are small, but they'll grow! I hope. ha.

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  6. yes I know when the plants talk LOL happens to me!!
    Is absolutely beautiful betsy!!

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    1. So I'm not the only crazy one? lol....

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    2. of course not, plants always talk me :))

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    3. well, I'm in good company, then! :)

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  7. Perhaps you already know this, Betsy, but I saw this on Pinterest just yesterday. :) http://flowersgardenlove.tumblr.com/post/56631602774/how-to-root-hydrange-flowers-garden-love

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    1. I saw that, too! Thank you. These are in pots, though, so I guess I'm one step ahead of that link! ha. Still good to know...

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  8. Wow! Beautiful and priced just right, eh? I cut some of the semi dry oak leaf hydrangeas out front today. I do believe Fall is around the corner!

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    1. It really does feel like fall, doesn't it? It's downright cold outside tonight!

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  9. What a deal! Hydrangeas are so pretty - one of my favorites!

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  10. The hydrangeas
    were strangers no more
    :)

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  11. Will they stay blue if you plant them in your garden? Where I live they would turn pink.

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    1. You can make pink ones turn blue by adding acid to your soil. Blue ones love acidic ground! You can do this by adding Mir-Acid (from makers of Miracle Gro), coffee grounds, or even a 2 liter bottle of cheap cola.

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  12. A beautiful bargain! I am sure they will thrive after receiving your TLC.

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    1. I think they are tired of their little pots and want to be in the ground!

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  13. I love hydrangeas...especially the blue ones!

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  14. One of my favorites. Great price,too.

    JaG

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    1. She posed nicely, didn't she? ha. I think I got her good side. lol...

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    1. I know...green and blue...always agreat combination!

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  16. I love that pale blue shade...almost a blue gray. I can see why they caught your eye. I sometimes see the plants at the store and want to rescue them all. They seem so neglected.

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    1. I always think they need water. What's up with that? Can't anyone give them a drink??

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  17. Such a delicate and pretty colour. I can see why you were drawn to this. I had a hydrangea for a while but it didn't seem to like where I planted it and it didn't survive for long. Hope you do better!

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    1. Oh, too bad! I really don't know much about what makes them thrive or not. They seem to be so big and wonderful in some places and others not so much.

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  18. I really like these flowers Betsy, in general and in the photos, hydrangeas are the best!

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    1. Do you have them in Ireland, or only shamrocks? ha.

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  19. This are breathtakingly beautiful flowers. I love them :)

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    1. aren't they? It's easy to see why they are so loved!

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  20. I have two in pots and rooted two leaves from them so this will make 4 cause they took
    Am I happy or what?? What luck to find them for 1.99.

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    1. rooted from leaves...I am so impressed!

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    1. I like the way you think, Silver...I like the way you think!

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  22. Ah, so lovely. When my sister was born, my grandfather planted a hydrangea bush on one side of his garden path to commemorate the event, and when I was born a year and half later, he planted another on the opposite side. They were still there the last time I visited him many years ago when I was sixteen. My long-winded way of saying hydrangeas are very special to me--and well worth the outlay of $1.99! :)

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    1. What a very sweet thing for your grandfather to do...and so neat that they are still there and growing! I thought I got a great deal, too...definitely worth the risk of $2.

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