I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sky Blue / Blue Skies Almost July!

Oh my gosh the corn was already in the stands at the farmers market today! It's maybe 3 ir 4 weeks early...

The heavenly seaside hydrangeas are right on schedule though, and fill all the yeards with masses of blue and pink froth.

The once small sprout in my  big crock on my deck has grown from one flower head, summer before last, to maybe thirty blue blooms. Oh and my daylilies....so pretty.

These blue hydrangeas are from my friend L's yard.

L so generously shared her flowers and left me this stunning bouquet, and all this lavender, too.

Whatever this hydrangea is, it is my favorite...the most perfect shade of sky blue, with hints of chartreuse when the flowers begin to bloom. [Perhaps I can get these cuttings to root?]

I was so thrilled...

L's lavender is magnificent too...

Two varieties...classic French lavender, above.

The lavender below right is shorter, but with thick masses of cobalt blue-purple buds. Both are very fragrant!

Lavender thrives on hot sun and sandy soil and neglect. Finally L's green thumb has been patient and here they are!

Some of our sachet hearts will have local lavender, her beach lavender, next fall when I have dried these beauties...

...for now they fill all my blue and white pitchers and make me so happy.

perfect, simple summer joys...heavenly blues...



gone to the beach...


  1. Hi Lizzy. I love hydrangeas too. I have a bush in front of my house but it is not in bloom yet. Soon I hope. My flowers are not blue but more of a pinkish with blue tones. I love it. I also have a different v ariety in one in my back yard that starts out white and turns muted mauve as the summer wanes. My lavender didn't make it through the flood but have replaced it. Doing well now. Love your pictures and as always your musings and hearts.

  2. Beautiful pictures! Did you know the color of hydrangeas depends on the acid/alkaline balance of the soil? I'd have to look it up to be sure, but I think blue needs acidic soil, people use pine straw for mulch or water with MurAcid fertilizer. I love all the colors except the green one -- because that doesn't look like a flower to me!

    1. Thanks for the tip! I looked it up and the info was to use aluminum sufate? Which I have no clue where to buy.

      I like the green hydrangreas bec I know they'll turn that lovely pink in the fall....


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