Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hydrangeas

The hydrangeas are really looking good this year! So far (knock wood) we have had sufficient rainfall and I sure hope it continues. (Click on photos for larger images)

"Annabelle" and "Madame Emile Mouillere" with hosta


"Madame Emile Mouillere" and "Bluebird"

"Madame Emile Mouillere" and "Bluebird"

Oakleaf hydrangeas "Dayspring" and Native

Hydrangea "Nikko Blue"




Oakleaf Hydrangea "Snowflake"


Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

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19 comments:

scottweberpdx said...

Wow...I'm seriously envious...they are so beautiful! I'm especially taken by that blue/purple lacecap...serious plant lust!

Granna said...

Gorgeous!

NellJean said...

There is simply nothing to compare with hydrangeas and they come in so many versions!

greggo said...

Looks very refreshing and inviting.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your hydrangeas look great. My Bluebird (you knew I would have it because of the name) never looks this good. You must have 'the soil' to make it bluuue.

M.A. said...

Breathtaking!

Sheila said...

Oh!!! Those are just gorgeous!

Lona said...

Every time I see a posting entitled Hydrangeas I have to go check them out. LOL! Your garden is spectacular. The hydrangeas are beautiful. I adore the Bluebird lacecap.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Just stunning! I love them all!

Dirt Princess said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your hydrangeas are doing really well! We have had some issues with mites on our hydrangeas down here

sherryocala said...

Philip, how lovely, lovely! Believe it or not, my Limelight and Pinkie Winkie are not blooming yet. My variegated lacecap has a few flowers. Just a couple of flowers on the mopheads. Wonder why that is. Yours are definitely older than mine. Maybe that's it.

sandrajonas.com said...

Phillip, this is one of the best Hydrangea years in a while. No late frosts! Mine are looking fabulous but if we dont get some rain soon....

sweetbay said...

Your hydrangeas are beautiful; I will always be a fan of Oak-leaved hydrangea but your white 'Madame' and the blue lacecape are wonderful are making me a convert.

Jenni@ RainyDayGardener said...

They are all so beautiful and I'm feeling a twinge of envy because I lost *both* of my hydrangea's this year. Lovely pics!

Darla said...

I should say they are putting on an excellent show!

Sue said...

OMG!!!!!!SO BEAUTIFUL.

DO YOU GROW PEONIES AND IF SO PLEASE SHARE HOW TO DO THAT IN THE SOUTH.

SUE

barashka said...

Hello. Your hydrangeas are wonderful !!! Romantic garden ...
Kate from Poland

Rosedale Gardens said...

They filled out very nicely since my visit, just stunning. My oakleafs are starting to open. Had some damage from last night storm. Hope everyone will overlook it (and the weed filled beds) at my open garden Saturday. Mary

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

As always, a perfect show. Beautiful photographs by the way.