Monday, July 19, 2010

The Soft Colours of Summer

I love hydrangeas, and although we can grow the Limelight and Annabelle varieties fairly easily here in Manitoba, it is only recently that with some luck, we can overwinter Endless Summer. Endless Summer blooms in pink in our lime soil, unless we feed it with copper sulphate to bring out the blue. Last week, after a rainstorm, I noticed how soft and pretty the colours were. I am joining in with Monday Mosaics at Mary's. What lovely contributions we find over there every week, and thanks, Mary!

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17 comments:

Journey said...

Soft and gentle. I love these!

Jackie said...

Hi Millie, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment, I have popped over to yours and have become a follower. I love the hydrangeas, they grow very well in my garden here in the UK. Love your blog!!Jackie

Bernie said...

It's such a pretty mosaic ... love the colours.

Mildred said...

Your mosaic is breath-taking Millie. Such beautiful blooms.

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful mosaic of the hydrangea. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Karen said...

Thanks for your visit to Ladybug Creek.
I love your beautiful flower mosaic. You must have a fabulous green thumb.
Have a great week!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Millie, your hydrangeas are simply gorgeous! Lovely colours!

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan said...

I love hydrangeas as well. Your flowers are spectacular. Thank you so much for sharing these cheerful beauties.

Susan

Pondside said...

I fell in love with hydrangeas years ago when we rescued a clump from ruin at the edge of government land. That Annabelle gave us such pleasure and it was divided over and over again for friends. I'm just rediscovering the joys of hydrangea now that we are fenced against the plant-devouring deer!

Boogieboard Cottage said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful Summer floral mosaic. Have a great week, Mary

colorchic said...

Beautiful! I love hydrangeas and finally got mine to grow in the yard!

bj said...

O, Millie, your flowers are so pretty. These are my favorite and we can't grow them very well out here on the plains of West Texas. Too hot, windy, dry....PLUS I have this big, huge BROWN THUMB that keeps getting in the way of me raising pretty flowers..!! :)
Thanks for visiting and I am signing up to follow. Come back to see me when you can...
xo bj

Meri said...

Beautiful, soft colors from one of my favorite old-fashioned plants.

Aimee Dars said...

Lovely flowers - what wonderful colors! Very peaceful!

Cindy said...

Your garden is looking so lush and beautiful! I especially love your hydrangeas. Did I tell you that I planted two of them this summer. I am really hoping that they winter well.
Hugs, Cindy S

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hydrangeas are my favorite flower. Yours look so beautiful. Such a lovely mosaic.
Karen

EG Wow said...

I love hydrangeas too and love having them in my gardens. This is such a pretty mosaic!