Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Singing the blues. . . . . . .



Good morning from the garden.   
I popped out early for these photos, dew still on the grass, a few wispy
clouds high in the sky.

Something bright and beautiful is required as days of sadness and
concern are still most definitely on our minds here.
Living under nightly curfew - as well as still being cautious leaving 
the house at any time - I am finding more than ever that time in
 the garden is bringing solace and peaceful moments. I am truly 
thankful for this place and nature.

It's blue blooms time, and how beautiful they are right now.


Heat returns today with a high of 91F and full sun.
Watering, especially the pots, will take some time.
Right now it's perfect outside, later seeking a shady spot
 will be necessary.


Dear friends, be safe, be strong, stay well.


16 comments:

  1. The blue of the hydrangeas against your yellow house is stunning. It reminds me of France with the blues and yellows. Just beautiful! Our hydrangeas have buds, but won't open up for another week or two; so I will enjoy seeing yours.

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  2. OH MARY ...... my absolute favourite ...... hydrangeas and yours are AMAZING !!!! We have about thirty five white and pink ones but mine aren’t anywhere as good as yours. Do you pick many and bring them in ? XXXX

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    1. Jackie - I don't pick many whilst they're first blooming, maybe a couple for the vase on the porch. Of course once they're fading and starting to dry, I cut them and bring them in, place them in a little water until they are completely dry and have turned those lovely dusty shades. . . . .then use in displays around the house for the cold months.
      Mary -

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  3. The hydrangeas are beautiful against the yellow cottage. 91° sounds mighty warm...it'll be 81° here tomorrow. I have enjoyed the reprieve from hot days. My perfect temp is 70.°

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  4. How do you keep them blue? We bought a blue hydrangea last year and the flowers are pink this year even though we've been adding chemicals to the water. Yours are truly beautiful.

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    1. Hi Loree - All (4) blue ones I have are either Nikko Blue or Endless Summer Blue which usually remain blue, however I do also add Espona brand organic soil acidifier granules around base of plants out to drip line in Spring to lower soil pH.
      Mary -

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  5. My hydrangeas are well behind yours, Mary. I so look forward to them being as blue as the ones in your lovely garden.

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  6. Beautiful blooms. My lawn has gone from lush green to arid, rain is forecast on Thursday though, we need it.

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  7. What beautiful flowers! My peonies just bloomed today, but it will be a long time here for the hydrangeas still. We've been out and about running errands and all is fine here, but we live in a smaller town. There's nowhere to go in the evenings - all fests and concerts and activities have been cancelled, so we are home safe and sound.

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  8. Mary, this looks beautiful! How wonderful to wake up to these beautiful blooms, like little smiling bobble heads bobbing in the morning breeze. I hope that you stay cool and stay well.

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  9. Never have I been so glad to live where I do - and not in the US - as these days. I truly hope that the horrible times you are going through will soon come to an end.
    You are right to appreciate your garden the way you do, it really is a small piece of paradise.

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  10. Oh, that is hot Mary, just like we have for much of the year. Your gorgeous hydrangeas look cool and fresh and a perfect foil for your cottage. Over here we are having a little bit of Winter, which is now a series of cold days rather than months! Be cool and well. xx

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  11. Oh my! Those hydrangea are so very beautiful! It's 110 F and above here now so my plants are struggling. We had a full curfew for 20 days which was lifted a week ago but we still have a nightly curfew from 6 pm to 6 am. Trying times for sure. Take care.

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  12. Dear Mary,
    What a treasure you have growing in your garden. That blue is stunning.

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