Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Late Summer Hydrangeas

As the gardening season approaches its end, I cannot help but marvel at the neutral and pure beauty of our last two hydrangeas to bloom. They have both started off with pure white blossoms, which are now slowly turning pale shades of pink and green. 

This one is a Limelight Hydrangea...



...and this is our Tardiva...



Is anything more beautiful than nature?

Today I am going (to attempt) to link to Wen's
Simply Neutrals Tuesday party.
Having never linked before,
we'll see how it shakes out!

If I have no luck, be sure to check her blog
for those that were more successful than I!

Have a great evening!

16 comments:

  1. It worked very well :) Thank you sweetie for linking up. I love love your Hydrangeas - which are among my fave flowers anyway, so you always do me a favor by showing them :) They're gorgeous, I never saw anything like the last one you showed, beautiful! And the pure white of the first one, heavenly! Wishing you a beautiful day and sending you hugs and smiles, xx Wen

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    1. Thanks, Wen! I am so glad your Simply Neutrals Tuesday is taking off. Thanks for giving us this opportunity to all get together in your "living room"! Hugs back!

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  2. Your hydrangeas are beautiful, dear Sue. So glad you could link up.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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    1. Thanks, Marie. I hope you have a lovely day too! XO

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  3. Hi Sue
    Your white hydrangeas are so stunning! I Love it when they start to turn as Autumn arrives. This is the time I pick them for drying but these white ones are sooooo beautiful. I am sure they will continue their beauty inside for some months to come!
    x Suzy

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    1. Hi Suzy. Thanks for visiting. We were gone for so much of the summer that I never dried any. I guess there's always next year! XO

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  4. Hello, Sue!
    Your hydrangeas are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!
    I think there isn't anything more beautiful than nature.
    Have a lovely day!

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    1. It is so nice to meet you Sara. Thanks for coming by!

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  5. Sue
    These are just gorgeous! What lovely blooms you have on your hydrangea! I have 2 I planted several years ago, the first year (straight from nursery) they had blooms. Sadly, they have not bloomed since. I really need to read up on what I might be doing wrong. Beautiful addition to neutral Tuesdays!!!

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    1. Thanks Nancy. Most hydrangeas bloom on old wood. Try not cutting them back at all this year and see what happens. If you cut off the old wood, especially on the older type species, they will not bloom. I only trim them slightly each year to shape them. The two bushes in these photos are different species and are not severely impacted by trimming, but most kinds are. XO

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  6. Oh Sue, these are divine!
    The last blooms are always my favourites - they are softer in colour and textures.
    They will look beautiful once you have dried them too!
    Perfect for your neutrals post today.
    Hugs
    Shane x

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  7. beautiful hydrangeas, Sue. Thanks for the info on pruning, too. I guess that's why mine didn't do well. I was too busy to prune them this year -so I might be luckier! White is so lovely.

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    1. Hi Jesse! Thanks for coming by. I'm anxious to know how they do. I have to keep hubby in check as he believes in pruning everything down to nubs! After incessant complaining on my behalf, he had finally learned to stay away from my hydrangeas! Hugs!

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  8. This is a beautiful post Sue!!!
    I love flowers and Hydrangeas are some of the prettiest!
    Beautiful neutrals~
    I don't know 'Tardiva' but perhaps we don't get them in this region (CO)
    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Karen

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Tardiva is a little harder to find. We bought ours about five years ago, and I never saw another one after that, till, believe it or not, this week up here while staying at our place in the NC mountains. Hope your week is going well! Sue

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