Monday, July 07, 2008

Best Shot Monday - hydrangeas

I love hydrangeas. They remind me of all of the beautiful ones we saw on our honeymoon in Nantucket - almost 8 years ago! This is the first summer of the 3 we have been in this house that we have successfully managed to get our hydrangeas to grow and flourish (and not get eaten by deer).

This one was in the backyard when we bought the house. Brian accidentally mowed over it the first year trying to clear out brush. The next year the deer ate it, so no flowers. This year it is a vibrant purpley-pink brightening up the corner of my shade garden.

This is one we bought this spring. It is a lovely pink - Merritt's Pink I believe. It has been flowering quite prolifically.

And the more traditional Nikko blue hydrangea. How can anyone resist the beauty of these flowers?

Check in with Melody at Slurping Life for more wonderful Best Shot Monday pictures. Tracey will be back next week!

14 comments:

Chaotic Joy said...

Gorgeous. Especially the first shot.

Colleen said...

We love hydrangeas here too, Emily! Nantucket was our honeymoon destination 10 years ago (7-11_, and these flowers always remind us of that place and time. I planted one here at the new house this spring and we're waiting for some blooms...

Beautiful photos.

Mia's Mama said...

Gorgeous! I also love the first shot.
I wish hydrangeas would grow 'easily' here in Austin. Your post reminded me of why we don't have any blue plumbagos...my husband ran them over with the lawn mower! :)

Thanks for posting such beautiful shots.

Jen said...

Beautiful shots. Hydrangeas are amazing.

Elaine A. said...

I agree - they are so wonderful! I mean, how could you not like a flower that is comprised of a bunch of little flowers?! Lovely photos!

Bunny said...

I love flower photos! And hydrangeas are so pretty and feminine. Lovely.

Killlashandra said...

I think it's cool they come in so many different colors and shades. They are simply beautiful.

natalie said...

Oh, I can't begin to tell you how those are my favorite flowers!!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! (So beautiful that I needed THREE exclamation marks!)

Christina said...

So lovely! I think I could smelll them from here if I breathe deep enough!

Jaimee said...

Beautiful...My hydrangeas were only here for a few short weeks in the Spring...they are all burned up by the heat now! No amount of watering could keep them alive in this blazin' heat!

HipMomma said...

Beautiful. I think I'll have to get some of those in my garden next year. But if you say the deer eat them, I may be discouraged.

Golightly said...

These are gorgeous! I have some that I just can't get to flourish! Ugh.

Maggie said...

How gorgeous! I love that you got up close in the first shot!

BranTheMan said...

You use way too many big words... bring it down to my level por favor.