Very impressed that you were out clearing the patio on a day like today! The skeletal hydrangeas have a certain beauty - I wish they would grow for me! Everyone else seems to have whacking great plants while mine stay remarkably tiny!
It was very cold Jane but at least we do not have snow. I was actually clearing rabbits droppings.......don't ask !!!!!! They are a huge problem here.I understand re growth. I find mine take at least three years to really get going.....these are old plants.
You bet. I love looking at the "remains' of many plants. The fuzzy seed heads of the clematis are one of my favorites. I always want to touch them. Love your header photo. I must get that combo going someplace in my garden this year. I have been outside today too. It is quite lovely here.
Yes Lisa, me to....fuzzy seed heads of clematis are beautiful. That is one thing I like to drawer, seed heads.I have started making a note and drawing in one of the books you made me.Not as good as yours but I do love doing it.The weather is not good here way too cold for my liking but at least it is not raining.Glad the weather is better in your part of the world.
You should post some of your drawings or send me photos of them. What fun. :) Did you do your robin? I did a little watercolor sketch of it. I loved that photo.
I am honoured that you should do a water colour of my robin photograph Lisa.Not brave enough to post my artwork........may send you some....be prepared though they are not as good as yours :)
Let me be the judge of that. :)
Beautiful. They remind me of Chinese lanterns when the seed heads turn all lacy. I love your new header, such beautiful colours, they really compliment each other.
Tku Jo.....I took the photograph last year. The colour combination worked well........I like it so much I am planning more plantings this year.Love Chinese laterns
This is what I love about hydrangeas--they look good even as they age. My 'Limelight' is just outside my living room window, so I enjoy it everyday. And remember the 'Vanilla Strawberry' hydrangea you and Mr. P bought me? It's doing well and has lots of lovely faded blooms, too.
I must say, Rose, I never like hydrangea until I visited my blogging friends in America.I now have Strawberry Fraise and Limelight in the garden and I love them both. The paniculata are my favourites.I just keep adding now ........best thing I have ever done.
That´s what I like of the Hydrangeas, here in my acid soil they are easy growers, easily in maintenance, and last but not least they look nice from the early buds to the last dried skeletons.
They are so easy Janneke, and that is a bonus. I really love them in their skeletal form......a lovely touch in Winter.I hope you are feeling much better today ??
Hydrangeas are both beautiful alive and dried, I think just about everyone round here has them in there garden, the range of colour and large flower make them on of my favourite plants to photo.The shots you have taken are wonderful.Amanda xx
Hi Amanda,They are obviously very popular in your area.....I don't see them much here.They are beautiful in both forms, you are right.I grow to love them more each year.....funny how we change with time.
Hi CherylBeautiful photos - I actually prefer the heads of hydrangeas when they are dead - alive they don't do anything much for me - although I do have a climbing hydrangea which decided to die back in the middle last year - it looks a right old mess and may have to be cut down to the ground hoping for new growth. It's a beautiful day here today - bright and frosty - just my kind of weather.
Hi Elaine,I think most people I know feel as you do. Love the dried heads but not the flowers.Raining here this morning but fairly mild....weather is all over the plac.
There is beauty in Nature everywhere. But not everyone finds it as well as you. Thanks for sharing the lovely photographs.
Thank you for your lovely comment.
Creation is amazing isn't it. Natures lace.
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