The Last Bloom

8.06.2011

Well, my hydrangea bush did better this year than last. I only had two blooms last year and it outdid itself this year and produced five. Yep, five blooms. I think we are going to have to move this bush to a better spot. Anywho here are some shots taken in my kitchen when the sun was setting and the light was pouring in the windows from the great room.







I believe I have a little cute blue eyed blonde haired baby coming to see me today.
What are you doing today?

Have a wonderful weekend and stay cool if you can. 


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37 comments:

  1. I work today so that's what I'll be doing:) Love the hydranea's, do they do well if planted in the shade or do they need lots of sun? I'd love to get one but we have so much shade here that I've hesitated to buy it for fear it wouldn't grow well.
    Have a wonderful day with that little one!

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  2. I think they need a mix of both and I don't think mine gets enough sun.

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  3. I just love hydrangeas ~ Mine bloomed and has been long gone for awhile ~ It seemed like it bloomed super early and didn't last near as long this year ~
    Maybe it is the heat :(

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  4. Beautiful hydrangea... one of my all time favorites. I don't think they would do well here in the desert southwest, and I don't recall ever seeing any in yards or gardens around town.

    I am getting ready to visit my favorite thrift store and then back home to photograph a 30's topper I worked on yesterday set with some Depression glass tumblers recently purchased... from my favorite thrift store.

    Enjoy your little visitor today. ...Karen

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  5. These photos are so great. I love painting pictures of sunlight hitting glass. I might just paint one of these!

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  6. Kim, I have the same problem with the one of my hydrangeas. I didn't get a single bloom this year. Last year only a few. Its begging to get moved, so I will this fall. Your single stem looks so pretty in the Ball jar. I love to do this myself, also love to use little jelly jars for small flowers, like my mom did when I was a child. That hydrangea will be lovely in an arrangement after it dries. I looked at your oops......yikes, I might have said something a little worse than grrrrr. I don't think it looks bad, sort of like its very vintage. I'm happy to see your are enjoying it as is.
    I know you'll have fun today playing dolls with your GD coming to visit.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  7. One of my favorite flowers! It looks great in that Mason Jar!!

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  8. Kim you are lucky Mine didn't bloom at all this year... So sad

    Pattie

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  9. Simple and beautiful! Great pics. I love hydrangeas but they can be frustrating when they hardly bloom year after year. I have some Annabell hydrangeas that have the large white flowers and they bloom like crazy!

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  10. Very pretty. I have an Annabelle hydrangea tree that is just starting to get flowers :)

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  11. Still the five blooms are lovely. I still plan to plant a Hydrangea in my yard as I love that blue color soooo much. I think the heat made all the plants work really hard this year.

    Enjoy your little visitor!!

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  12. this is the time of year I enjoy my hydrangea's turning green, I bring them in for displays for my living room. I get enjoy them in both stages.

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  13. Beautiful hydrangea and gorgeous pictures. They are one of my favorites and I'm trying to get the courage to plant them in this Texas heat. Love your beautiful blog!

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  14. I sure wish I could get Hydrangeas to grow here...just too cold in the winter at my house. They are so beautiful and I love them dried...lucky you.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  15. If you have been, don't cut the hydrangea back in the fall.....I had a hydrangea at the house where I lived for several years. It was near the front door and when it all died when the cold weather came, I couldn't stand it, so I would cut it back. I knew I really wasn't supposed to, but I did it anyway....for two years even. It would have about four-six blooms the following summer. Then, the third year, I decided to just let it be an eye sore by the door and not cut it back....it was COVERED in blooms the next year....probably 75 or more.

    Love your blog!

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  16. OH MY!! My favorite color flower and my favorite flower!!! I LOVE them, and would love to have some bushes in my yard!!

    Suzanne

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  17. Yum...so pretty. After my post yesterday about having no blooms this year....I felt better to find out that others didn't have any either. The weather has been to harsh. You are lucky you got five. I am thinking of moving my bush too. Even on a good year...it is stressed where it sits...just too much sun as summer gets really going. I have it on the south side of my house and I think I'm going to move to the east side.

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  18. I have a bunch of hydrangeas and some of my plants haven't bloomed at all! I got one HUGE bloom from one of the plants early in the season, which I think got my hopes up. Yours is gorgeous! I love that when you do get a bloom, they seem to last a long time in water. I'm enjoying any blooms I can get at this point. Who knew hydrangeas could be so tricky?

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  19. Have fun with that sweet little one. She is a real cutie patootie!!

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  20. Oh Kim, you got fabulous shots of that beauty! I'm trying to get some blog reading done. I'm so behind! Please forgive me.
    Brenda

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  21. What beautiful photos of your Hydrangea! Lovely.
    -Lynn

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  22. How did your granddaughter do in the contest?

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  23. How pretty! I don't have a hydrandea, but would love to!

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  24. It has been a great years for my Hydrqngeas - while everything else is turning brown and crispy in the *109 temps, they are blooming nicely. They love the heat of the South...I'm having a lazy day watching an old Lucille Ball movie, "The Long, Long, Trailer". *yawn

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  25. My favorite sun flower, the photo is great:)

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  26. these and peonies are my favorite. Love how delicate and full they look!

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  27. I can't wait to see how my hydrangeas go this summer. Our soil seems to produce pink and purple flowers. You shade of blue is gorgeous!

    I just wanted to let you know that I have started up a weekend linky party where you can link up posts about your favourite Pinterest pins for the week, your favourite music or even a bit of both! I'd so love to see you there!

    Best wishes for a lovely weekend,
    Natasha.

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  28. Hi Kim-

    I love hydrangeas - your photos are so pretty. I hope you have an enjoyable day with your granddaughter.

    My best- Diane

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  29. Such a beautiful flower..sort of the "snoballs" of summer! I love hydrangeas, unfortunately my pot of them dies this year. I will have to try again next year. Have a great weekend!

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  30. Pretty blooms! Wish I had some blooming here, but not one bloom this year.

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  31. I only have one lonely bloom on mine. The plant has only been there a year though. The bloom is pink so it needs some acid to turn it blue... great photos!
    MaryAnn

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  32. Ok so I will trade you hydranges for some verbena..I will have to take a picture of the ones that came up this year...

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  33. Hi Kim, We had a hydrangea in the front yard natural area that I never even knew was there until it produced a tiny bloom one year. I moved it to the back yard, still kind of in the shade and under the pine trees, and it blooms like crazy now. So move it and see what happens. :)

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  34. I loved ur Interior Decorating of ur house for all room are simply nice and good to see........
    Houses in Australia

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  35. Mine out front did not do well this year either. I am not sure if they didn't get enough water last year or what. I was disappointed. But I have one out back that I just planted this year and it has blooms! I will have to take some shots of it.

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