The Beautiful Color Purple….

I love hydrangeas….

They are my all time favorite flower.

They are really blooming beautifully now….

I just can’t get enough of them.

…..The more I cut, the more they bloom…hundreds of blooms.


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The seem to start out pink and pretty shades of lavender….

…..then morph to a deep purple…

“Purple Haze”…seems to be the theme of the flowers this year….

The wire around the shrub is unsightly, but the consequence is that the deer will have it all for dessert…

…..Hubby is placing another less “unsightly fence”…well, something a bit better than this….

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Lavenders and purples….

My hubby set out to place decorative stakes around the hydrangeas…

… replace the “green poles”….


He did a lot of clearing around the shrub….then the stakes went in….



Every homeowner’s nightmare…he hit the cable line…A quick call to Time Warner and they came to the rescue!

We were their third call that morning, of people hitting the cable, planting lovelies in the yards….


Fixed!!…Within one hour of the call…I call that great service…


So all’s well that ends well…and the hydrangeas are now happily in the house…

In these…

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And this:


My wooden French Apple Box….


Filled with hydrangeas…sitting atop my vintage homespun tea towel….

Kim from Savvy Southern Style posted a similar box with hydrangeas…I told her we were twins!

…..Great minds think alike!



And I am always picking off the little seeds that drop from the blooms onto the tea towel….

………a small price to pay for gorgeousness on the table….



As my granddaughter would say, “they make my heart feel happy”…..

I am joining the following wonderful parties:

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  1. They a just simply beautiful! I love hydrangea too. I love the way you have them displayed.

  2. Your hydrangeas are the prettiest colors. If we were to cut a cable it would take days for someone to come out. Lucky you to get that fixed so quickly.

  3. They are beautiful, Shirley. Isn’t gardening such a joy? I’m glad you get to enjoy your favorite flowers right in your own yard.
    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  4. Shirley your hydrangeas are beautiful! We have deer fence up in the front of our house all year too, if we didn’t the deers would have a party!! I LOVE the way you displayed the cuttings, so pretty!

  5. So beautiful! Now tell me. I’m new to the hydrangeas. I’ve planted a few around me front and back yards in various conditions of shade and sun and both shade and sun. Now tell me … should I cut the blooms? Does that force more? Because right now my little tiny baby plants (planted last year) are sporting like one or two blossoms. Should I cut them and will more fill in? Or does that only happen when they mature?

    Sorry to bombard you with all these questions but your hydrangeas are what my aspire to be one day!



  6. gorgeous. they look fake. Wow, if we could only get such prompt service here in Ga, with the cable company. loved this blog.

  7. They are absolutely beautiful, Shirley. They make my heart happy too!!!

  8. Just beautiful, Shirley! You have such an abundance of blooms! I just planted mine so they are still small bushes. We had a heavy rain today, so I’m hoping tomorrow to cut a few and bring them in the house.

  9. Those hydrangeas are lovely! I especially love them in the box on the table (although, they look good anywhere). I once tried hydrangeas, but could never get them to thrive in my yard :(.

  10. Gorgeous! Love that watering can!!! and that box. Oh how beautiful it is!!!


  11. my favorite color. I wish I could grow them here. Thank you for sharing yours xo

  12. They are gorgeous! Ive been too busy this year to supplement my soil with aluminum, so I have both pink and blue blooms. I love them!!

  13. I just wrote myself a note to cut my hydrangeas tomorrow before it POURS RAIN, tomorrow afternoon. Yours are gorgeous. Mine are all a pastel blue. Even the one bush that was white for over 20 years, turned blue!!!! Love, Pinky

  14. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says

    Love your gorgeous hydrangeas and they look fagulous on the table. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  15. Beautiful! Hydrangeas are favorites of mine, too–along with peonies and lilacs. Love the purples and pinks.

  16. Just sharing your hydrangeas makes my heart feel happy. It’s still a few weeks until mine bloom, so. Until then I’ll have to be content with those of others.

  17. Oh Shirley, They make my heart happy as well. Our bushes are also blooming their heads off. That sounded funny. It has been raining so the past few daysI can’t get out there for pics. I so love your apple box and the hydrangeas look awesome there and everywhere. Thanks for sharing the loveliness. xo Ginger

  18. Wow! These are unbelievable, Shirley! You must be in heaven… 🙂

  19. Hydrangeas are my all time favorite flower too! But no blooms yet, but the buds are there – I’m waiting, and waiting, and waiting some more (impatient aren’t I)? Can’t wait to cut them and bring them onto my table (love your apple box)!

  20. Gorgeous! You are so lucky to have these beauties in your house.

  21. Those hydrangeas are so gorgeous. I’m so jealous!!

  22. Your hydrangeas are beautiful! Their colors are intense as they age! Love it! Your apple basket is wonderful and looks awesome with the hydrangeas. Too bad the deer take to your hydrangeas! I didn’t know deer would go after them!

  23. Your hydrangeas look so perfect, it’s hard to believe they’re real! Beautiful!

  24. They’re gorgeous, ours aren’t blooming yet and they’re not nearly as large, but they’re my favorite. Yours inspire me to plant more! 🙂

  25. So pretty. Purple is my favorite color.

  26. Oh my Shirley, I would think that I had died and gone to heaven if I had Hydrangeas like that. I love them, but really have a hard time getting them to grow here. You seldom see gorgeous ones anywhere. Mostly the white ones, I think Annabelle. I got a start from a friend this Spring and so far the bush is looking great. Oh how I hope I get blooms next year. I love your giant blossoms in the basket. Yes, I think you and Kim both have great minds and great talent. Thanks so much for sharing these beautifes with Share Your Cup.

  27. Hi Shirley, I just wanted to hop back over and let you know that I will be featuring this post about your gorgeous Hydrangeas on Share Your Cup later today.

  28. I love hydrangeas too! They are absolutely beautiful flowers! I love how you displayed them in the wooden apple box. I need to find myself a box like that! hehe. I live in a condo.. but I was thinking of planting some flowers to put on the balcony. Do hydrangeas take long to grow or will I have them out before the summer is over?

  29. Shirley,

    Your hydrangeas are absolutely STUNNING!!! I am so envious of your gorgeous blooms!



  30. Wow! Those are quite possibly the most beautiful hydrangeas that I have ever seen!! 🙂

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