hydrangeas































it's flowers in the house with jane and her small but charming blog. 
i told jane i'd be joining because i don't really have much else to report these days. 
i love these hydrangeas and they are blooming quite well in my garden but i'm hesitant to cut them for fear of interrupting next years bloom.  so i snipped 3 blossoms that were hiding and placed them in a water glass.
like i said, there's not much going on here unless watching hair turn grey is your thing.
if that's the case, you'd be thrilled.


xo
janet



49 comments

  1. I've gotten a stunning - three roses this year - send Californian manure!

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  2. Love white hydrangeas! Lovely.

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  3. Very pretty, Janet!

    Come on over sometime and check out my new kitchen!

    Sue
    xo

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  4. Linked you up, now everyone can read about your hair!

    I mean come over and enjoy the serenity of your bedroom and your 3 lovely hydrangeas.

    I myself will be over for a nap this afternoon.

    You'll know me, I'll be the blonde with the roots showing.

    xoxo jane

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  5. I'd be thrilled doing anything at your house! Soon as I can scrape up the airfare. :)

    Love the peachy pink hydrangea...I plant a bush every year and every year it dies!

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  6. Oh I love hydrangeas - my dad was a gardener and we had pink & blue ones in the front garden at home.

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  7. That's a gorgeous vase. And grey hair is thrilling. Quite thrilling.

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  8. Hydrangeas are my favorite summer flower! Yours are just lovely!

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  9. I think you're ok with cutting them. Don't they bloom on old wood?

    So you're doing it - good for you. can't wait to see the new you ;0 Someone got some pictures of me yesterday. I've got crazy black roots, gray stripes and blond ends - NOT Pretty!

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  10. I cut mine like crazy, and then I cut them right back in late fall. They are the best thing in my garden right now and are surviving our heat wave.
    Have you seen the movie Another Year? The female lead has beautiful gray hair, made me think I could handle that one day too.
    Oh it's a wonderful movie as well!

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  11. you've captured the mellow feeling perfectly, of these flowers on a summer afternoon..or morning?
    i love your pictures and their beautiful simplicity.
    also... speaking of silver hair (never grey my dear!) there is a super model named cindy joseph who has a new skin care line for baby boomers called "boom." very clever. she really is an inspiration. go to google and just type in
    cindy joseph youtube
    and enjoy!!!
    love,
    tammy j

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  12. I call these "mamaw" flowers, because everyone's grandmother had these when I grew up!

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  13. I adore Hydrangeas. They're one of my favorite flowers. I love the antique shade of yours. xx

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  14. Well I think they are simply cute!

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  15. My favorite flower in the world.
    So you are taking the leap and getting off the bottle (hair color bottle I mean)? I hope you are taking pictures! xo

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  16. I do the same thing...cut from the underside where they won't be missed! You are reminding me that I need to get some fresh flowers in the guest room because my sister is visiting today. You have a such beautiful photographic way with flowers.

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  17. I love hydrangeas, too! These make me very happy and all nostalgic for my parent's rambling cottage garden. x

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  18. I just love hydrangeas.

    Life is quite boring these days in this household...can't wait to go on vacation next month!

    Linda

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  19. You will see...grey hair will be wonderful for you.

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  20. Gorgeous!!! I love them but we have too much sun in the garden to grow them. Have a great week :o)
    ~Des

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  21. A beautifully tranquil post, Janet. Lovely images, as always.
    I've posted my changes from brown hair to white on my Miss Cellany site. I'm too bone idle to go down the colouring route but keep wondering about buying a long brown wig so that I can have the odd day as somebody other than a white haired woman.

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  22. Love the display in the glass vase,am just cutting some lavender & hanging it up in our inglenock to dry smells heavenly. Ida

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  23. There's not alot happening here either and I always hit the bottle, of dye that is :).. Beautiful photos and flowers x

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  24. I love hydrangeas! I have more fun COVERING up gray hair...

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  25. I feel peaceful just looking at your photos.

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  26. Janet, beautiful! ooxxoo, Joyce

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  27. ps, would love to hear about your hair. ox

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  28. Lovely blooms Janet...
    in a charming glass which would hold a cold beverage so elegantly...like iced tea or lemonade...
    I am thirsty!

    Let's see that tinsel...

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  29. To color or not to color, that is the real question.
    My hair is dishwater blond, so the grey sneaks in. coloring doesn't seem to change it much unless I stripped it... yikes, haven't done that since high school back in 1918.

    Is your hydrangea dry, Janet? it's such a soft, beautiful color!

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  30. Not much going on is a pretty nice thing sometimes.
    :')
    -Suzanne in Illinois

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  31. cut them now, then don't touch them again until next year. do not cut them back. you can prune out the dead wood in the spring.

    i'm a life long southerner who's struggling to have her beloved french hydrangeas in the midwest. between the newer "ever bloomers" and crazy garden lady chickenwire & leaf constructs, i'm having some success.

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  32. They're such a pretty color! One of my favorite flowers, so happy to see more of them. Thanks.

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  33. Lovely Janet, and I love that vase/glass they are in...

    Hope you are well. Actually yesterday I came and caught up on old posts I had missed but did not have time to comment. I have been using Neem (nut) oil on my face for a while (bought it at a health food store) in place of moisturizer at night and LOVE it. I like that there is nothing in it besides the oil itself - no extra crap. It needs to be refrigerated and hardens in the fridge but a drop of it on the finger melts instantly and makes my skin soft as butter overnight. And doesn't clog pores. I am still using my commercial sunscreen and pressed powder, but slowly trying to switch my cosmetics over to purer versions...

    Love your summer wardrobes also. You always look so put together...!
    xo Terri

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  34. Well, Hydrangeas are my favorite summer flower. With this technique you can keep flowers for so many days. Keep jasmine flower in full of water in yard, it will throw good smell through out the day.

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  35. Hydrangeas, always lovely. Letting your hair turn grey, you have ready-made devoted followers. In fact, a dear friend is undertaking that process. So exciting. Me, Im destined to be one of those dishwater/salt&pepper/not really great gray gals. Whatever shall I do? Admire the hydrangeas. That'll work.
    A true fan of all that you choose to tell us.
    Linda in Virginia

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  36. I love hydrangeas...any color. Of course yours look stunning on your porch and beside your bed.

    xo annie

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  37. Hydrangeas always look great. And so can gray hair.

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  38. Growing out grey is easy with a layered, shorter cut.

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  39. Hydrangeas are my favorite flower--I hate cutting mine, but my mother gets the most giant hydrangea bushes growing that I've ever seen. She swears that it's by cutting the heads off only. Yours are lovely!

    xo Mary Jo

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  40. Wait! How does cutting hydrangeas effect next year's blooms? Am I supposed to let the blooms die on the bush and then cut them?

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  41. How did I miss this post 2 days ago... seems as though I am not paying attention (too busy at work atm - not good) Love Hydrangeas, fresh, dried or whatever colour - especially the really dark, dark red. You crack me up ... watching your hair turn grey!! XX

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  42. My hydrangeas did not bloom this year. I wonder if its because I snipped off all the blooms at the end of the year last year so I could have dried hydrangeas. Surely not. I thought it's because we've had so little rain.

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