Bumper Crop of Hydrangeas

September 4, 2013

I was utterly shocked and amazed to find out that our hydrangea bushes are not, in fact, finished blooming for the year. It was a great surprise, since I'm such a crazy person when it comes to hydrangeas. Not only are they still blooming, they are also simultaneously drying. And man, are they looking gorgeous!

You can see the actual bushes in the background of this shot.  There are so many hues.  Greens, pinks and purples.

They really are spectacular.  I have so many that I'm almost at a loss as to where to put them all!  Here are a few I placed in my Anthropologie Surroyal pitcher in the foyer.

There are many more set out around the house.

I feel so lucky to be able to cut these blooms and bring them inside to enjoy. Maybe I'll have to share the love and offer some for sale at my booth this weekend? 

I'll be doing my first show at Geneva, IL's Festival of the Vine this weekend, Saturday and Sunday September 7th and 8th.  If you live in the area do come by!  It's a great day of food, wine, and fine arts and crafts.  Hope to see you there!

Historic Downtown Geneva, Illinois
Saturday September 7th  10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday September 8th 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Mel@JunkinJunky said...

I love hydrangeas too, but I hate gardening. Your's are lovely.

I'm sorry that I am responding to your question about the paint sprayer here, but for some reason I don't receive some peoples comments in email format, only on the blog (although I have notification turned on).

The sprayer I is definitely easy to use. It is the Wagner Control Spray Double Duty and the reviews on it are tremendous. I have only used latex paint in it, so can't speak of other finishes, but it's easy peasy.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Lovely photos and post! You do have many gorgeous colors! Have a great weekend!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your hydrangeas are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a great time at the Festival of the Vine - looking forward to hearing more about your weekend.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Wow! What beauties! Yes, take them to the festival! I'd buy them if I were there!! ~Zuni

Roxanne Reinhart said...

Good luck with your sale Kathleen, not that you need luck with your fabulous stuff. Def take the blooms with you. If I were close I would snatch them all up!!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Truly beautiful! Love the way you displayed the hydrangeas :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Another gorgeous batch of hydrangeas. My sister-in-lay gave me a bunch of them last week and I've been trying to dry them. So far only 2 look good, but it's a start.
Will be thinking about you at your show this weekend. Hope you sell tons.

frugal-interior-design said...

What a nice surprise! I love how you staged them in the glass bottles of the first pic! I just planted my first Endless Summer hydrangea (in fact my first hydrangea at this home) late last Summer. It didn't do much last year but it sure came to life this year. I'm so happy with it and glad it is still blooming shades of blue!

Jacqueline said...

Yours are beautiful. Mine are all drying a little on the brown side but I still love them. We can't winter them over but they are so fun to get and have as annuals. I just used my few last ones in my tablescape.

Decoratopia said...

They're so beautiful!! I love hydrangeas and would love to grow them and dry them. But they don't do well in our area (Dallas).

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