Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hydrangeas!! and More Hydrangeas!

When we moved in our home seven years ago, I hired a landscape architect that I had admired in some local magazines.  When she came to the house, I was planting hydrangeas in a bed that borders our pool house.

When she saw that  I was planting hydrangeas (and one of my favorites because of their vivid color), she said that it was ridiculous to plant them there because this area got too much direct sun.  At the time, I felt really small and doubted my plans.  However, they were freshly planted to I decided to see what would happen.

Well, the joke is on the professional landscape architect because they grow like weeds!!!

They are growing so much I keep trimming them back from the pool house Dutch Door.  I love Dutch doors!

Finally, I shot a photo of an old fountain that I planted for the summer.  It is coming along nicely!

Hope you are having a great summer!


  1. I have maybe 10-15 hydrangeas around my back yard and can't wait to plant more. Some are in full sun some are in part shade but they all grow like weeds. They are all against a foundation either house or fence. The next group I want to plant is at the end of my pool deck so fingers crossed they work there.
    Glad you are back.

  2. Hi MaryBeth,

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Yes, I have been away for a long time. So glad to know some folks stuck with me!!!