Friday, June 8, 2007

Inspiring Hydrangeas

So It's Friday, and I see that Fridays should be inspirational. When I walked outside this morning, I thought these lovely hydrangeas seemed inspiring. Considering that we had unusually cold weather this past winter, at least for Southern California. We thought these flowers were not coming back, but they fooled us.
The fuchsia next to the hydrangea was really frozen, but it's coming along now too.

I also thought that you might like to see my little garden vignette. The cute sign came from the Ventura flea market. The angel statue came from a favorite shop in town. The rusty garden fence came from the Paris Flea Market (Not really in Paris), and the bird house was built by my husband Mark to hide a sprinkler pipe.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!




25 comments:

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Your hydrangea is gorgeous!! They actually seem to do better when it's a little cold in the winter (and in our case, spring!) such a pretty pink color.

Def. inspiring...
Lidy

KLKinFLA said...

Beautiful hydrangeas and vignette...love the color of those blooms! Enjoy your weekend.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Lovely little hydrangea corner!
And what a clever way to hide the sprinkler!

Kimberly :)

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

i'm so jealous! your hydrangeas are gorgeous! i can NOT grow them to save my life. i've tried two different times and both plants died =( yours are so very pretty!!! thanks for sharing, debbie

Mrs. G said...

what a sweet little vignette you've created there :)

Laurie Anna said...

Wow!! They are fabulous - beautiful color! I've never been able to get mine to grow that large.

Have a blessed weekend!

LaurieAnna

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

It looks so lovely Rosemary- I love the shabby, painted sign!!!

Daisy Cottage said...

Drooling - so beautiful! Thank you for sharing with those of us who can't grow hydrangeas!
xo,
Kim

The French Nest said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on my graduation from university! You are so thoughtful.

Your hydrangeas are beautiful! They are one of my favourite flowers, and this summer I am fortunate enough to be working in a place surrounded by beautiful flowers such as yours.

Rhoda said...

Oh, I love your hydrangeas & the angel sign. Something about all those that just go together in a garden. So pretty!

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

Blossom Hill said...

Beautiful Hydrangeas, such a pretty colour. I love the garden sign too.

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Gypsy Purple said...

You have such a great blog !!!

Deb said...

Gorgeous hydrangea - I love the birdhouse your husband built- what a clever idea!

the feathered nest said...

Hydrangeas are my favorite and yours are gorgeous. That was clever of your husband to build that to hide the pipe. I love the cherub next to the hydrangea!

Manuela

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I have been trying for years to grow hydrangeas, and ithink I might actually be keeping one alive this year! I can only hope they grow up to be half as pretty as yours are now.

Maria said...

OH how I miss California. Lovely Hydrangeas.

TICA said...

Bonjour to you too!
These are some of my favorite flowes!

do said...

discovering your blog from Corey's
Of course you should visit France, you'll love it!

Allison said...

Rosemary your hydrangeas are so beautiful!! I just bought my first one and I hope it turns out as great as yours has. Your little vignette is so cute!!

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Carol said...

What a beautiful corner of your garden with the pinkish Hydrangeas and your pretty decorations! We grow hydrangeas here too and we have a colder climate, but they always coming back, so don't worry next winter! Carol xox

Marilyn said...

Your hydrangea is just beautiful. That's something that doesn't grow very well here in Northern New Mexico. We had such a hard winter here, too, that my hydrangeas didn't come back at all!
Your little vignette looks so cozy and "french"! I love the sign!

Renee said...

I love your hydrangea's they are my favorite although unfortunetly, I kill mine every year, it is so sad. I must have a black thumb, but yours ar ejust gorgous!

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

I adore hydrangeas and yours are beautiful!

cammyk said...

Me again! It's been a while since I have visited and I have a lot of catching up to do!! What beautiful hydrangeas. I must come visit this Ventura Flea Market!!