Heaps of Hydrangeas

September 13, 2014 | My Jottings

I’ve had a busy, blessed week. I will post some pictures and details soon, but today is a catch-up day so this will be a short post. My dear sister-in-law Christy flew in to spend a week with me and she and I had the most wonderful time together. She is winging her way home right now.

We have a hydrangea bush in our front yard that has never been so full and beautiful. I’m not a gardener but I think the plentiful snow and rain we’ve had these past months might be one reason why it’s showing off so much.

Sara has used some of these huge blooms for some floral work she’s been doing, so keep in mind when you see the photos, about 25% of the blooms have been cut. I think if you click on the photos twice, they’ll enlarge quite a bit.



I’m off to do some laundry, paperwork, bill-paying, vacuuming, and knitting. Christy is an expert knitter and helped me get started on a winter hat for Michael. It will be full of mistakes, but full of love too.

Do you have hydrangeas? If so, how are yours doing? What other kinds of flowers grow in your yard/containers/imagination?  🙂


  1. Helen in Switzerland says:

    I have hydrangeas too Julie, but they aren’t a patch on yours!

  2. Kay in Cornwall says:

    Beautiful hydrangeas and a beautiful home, Julie. I love hydrangeas, Alan can’t stand them! But we both love camellias, so we have a couple of those. I also love Dracaena Palm trees because they remind me of Falmouth where I used to live. I hope to get one soon to plant in our front garden. We have a low maintenance back garden, with some primroses, honeysuckle, fuchsias, a mock orange tree and some bedding plants. We also have a garden gnome that my dad gave to us and a meerkat because my children tease Alan that he looks like a meerkat in a popular advert on T.V. here! 🙂

  3. Just Julie says:

    Your back yard sounds beautiful Kay! I remember seeing that meerkat character and laughing long over that one. Your dear is a good sport. 🙂 xoxo

  4. Janet Skoglund says:

    You and Michael have a beautiful home and beautiful hydrangeas and flower arrangements. Our front yard has a huge and beautiful royal red maple that I planted for my husband for Fathers day many years ago. The rest of our yard front and back are filled with many variety of hosta and salad bar items for the deer and multiple bird feeders. We have seen a lot of activity the last few weeks. A yearling deer that has found safety and comfort in our back yard and visits quit often. We also had a cardinal and his mate , chickadees , goldfinches, and wood peckers. And just yesterday 3 beautiful Blue jays visited the feeders.

  5. Just Julie says:

    A maple tree, deer, and lots of birds — that sounds like such a beautiful yard, Janet. I saw my first blue jay in many months just yesterday. xoxo

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