Saturday, January 10, 2009

Enjoying color in winter

I'm always watching my beautiful Hydrangea bush for it's lovely flowers. I can tell when the summer season is going, the color in my bush starts to change. This year I managed to clip and arrange about 40 flowers in a basket for my formal living room. I tried to capture the beauty of the colors the Pee Gee bush gets, mostly pink.

Thrown in are some pink Autumn Joy and purple wild Asters. Waiting for winter to end, meanwhile enjoying the colors of a summer's end.

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23 comments:

tina said...

They are beautiful Dawn! I save my blooms too. Did you know Michaels sells a 'mist' aerosol that you can use to paint the florals? I've tried it and it works great. They have tons of colors. I actually need to paint some now. Hmmmm. It is rainy today so maybe I need to do that.

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Dawn, a couple of years ago I cut off all my dead blooms and used some old red spray paint and gave them all a good coat. They were so pretty! I stuck them down in the dirt in big wooden containers by the side of my entrance, and everybody who visited stopped to look and compliment. It was funny when people said, I have never seen that particular color before but must have it! Where in the world did you get them? Hydrangeas are just beautiful and amazingly sturdy. Mine naturally are lavender. I like your pink ones, of course!

Melony at Whimsy Daisy! said...

Dawn, a couple of years ago I cut off all my dead blooms and used some old red spray paint and gave them all a good coat. They were so pretty! I stuck them down in the dirt in big wooden containers by the side of my entrance, and everybody who visited stopped to look and compliment. It was funny when people said, I have never seen that particular color before but must have it! Where in the world did you get them? Hydrangeas are just beautiful and amazingly sturdy. Mine naturally are lavender. I like your pink ones, of course!

Jean said...

Very pretty Dawn. Happy pink day.

Skeeter said...

Beautiful job of arranging the pretty pinks!

I wonder if you can save Vibirum (spelling?) Snowball bush blooms?

Caren said...

I love hydrangeas! I have several bushes in my yard, however they are blue. I dried a few this year for the first time.

Happy PINK SATURDAY!

Smilingsal said...

I adore hydrangeas, but we can't grow them here. Happy Pink Saturday.

Susan said...

Lovely blooms..I can't wait to see my hydrangeas again!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Karin said...

So pretty and springy!

g said...

I love hydrangea PeeGee!!! I wish I could grow it here but I can't. Nice of you to share it so we can all enjoy it.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Kathleen said...

What woman with a brain dosen't love hydreangeas? Yours are just lovely. My talented sister has a green thumb and grows them every year. Alas..I am not handy with plants....but I keep trying. Are you bracing for the col spell coming? THey are predicting down to 2o degrees below zero, for some nights next week, here in the North Woods. BRRRRRR Hugs Kathleen

tina said...

It is coming your way from down south. So far our temperature has dropped 15 degrees in two hours!

Protector of Vintage said...

I'm drooling!! Very pretty.

Dixie's Whimsey said...

I love Hydranga's... my grandmother had bushes all around her little Arkansas cottage. Thanks for posting such pretty pics of them!

thanks for stopping by French Lique too! I couldn't resist putting the sanitized tapeworm ad in my pink post... just too funny not to share with my pink gal-pals!

have a blissful weekend! Dixie

Dawn said...

Ugh, Jack of all Trades is going to be busy, me too! Full moon makes it somehow feel colder.
I didn't know that about the misting paint, I'll have to check it out, and Skeeter, yes, you can save the snowball blooms, that' what I had before my hydranga. They both do well.

Virginia said...

I love hydrangeas, very pretty.

Have a Blessed and Happy weekend,
Virginia

Jenny S said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you for the sweet comments!!

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

I love my Hydrangea blooms....and oh what I would not do for a lovely fresh bqt. of them now...or to even see them blooming...lots of snow here! Beautiful blog I will be back to peek around!

She'sSewPretty said...

Your hydrangeas are gorgeous!! I wish I had thought to save some of mine to dry. Yours look beautiful in that basket!
Happy Pink Saturday!!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

oh I love Hydrangea's and they look so pretty there.

CC said...

Whay lovely flowers..Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a wonderful week.

Joy said...

How lovely Dawn!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Dawn.

That arrangement is just gorgeous. It makes me anxious for spring to arrive so we can have blooms again.