Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hydrangeas

My MIL planted a white hydrangea bush over 50 years ago at Old Sweetwater Cottage and it still provides several huge bouquets of flowers each year.
I picked these green and they dried naturally in the vase over the following week.
This winter as I look at them, it will remind me of summer of 2009.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

How lucky your MIL planted WHITE hydrangeas, which are your favorite?

Anonymous said...

So the flowers will stay green?

Anonymous said...

Have you made a wreath with these flowers?

Janean said...

I am so glad my MIL planted white hydrangeas.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I love hydrngeas! I only have one that white - it's Pee Gee but it doesn't dry well.

Manuela

Janean said...

Manuela, thank you for stopping by. The first time I tried to dry these in the traditional method, they did not do well. They just shrunk up and shriveled. This time I kept them in the vase of water and let the water evaporate. Voila! Dried hydrangeas.

The Flying Bee said...

Hi Janean,

Thank you so much for coming by my blog today! I appreciate your comments. You're blog is lovely and I just had to leave a comment about these hydrangeas. I love, love, love white hydrangeas. They are my favorite! Mine are all green now, but will try and cut some to dry for the fall.

Thanks again for coming by.

Take care,
Adrienne

Queenie said...

Hey Janean!
Oh I love Hydrangeas too...your picture mosaic is beautiful and so is your blog...I love that blog header up top too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comments...nice to meet you. I hope you have a wonderful week!
Big Hugs,
Queenie