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My new favorite flowers of the summer, hydrangea

One of the few genuinely unmixed blessings of the last few years is my love for hydrangeas. I began to fall in love with them last summer and twelve months later I  am on the lookout for hydrangeas everywhere they may appear. My all-time (thus far) favorite place for hydrangeas is in the beach community where dear friends have a house. They graciously invited me to visit this weekend I had a great time laughing and catching up, enjoying my barbecued hot dog of the season, as well as the ocean view. I also had the opportunity to take photographs of their neighbor's fabulous hydrangea. 


I'm not sure what combination of sea air, perfect soil and loving care 
creates these beautiful flowers. 

Most likely to be a favorite place to read and drink iced coffee. 

These are the first hydrangea photographs for Pink Saturday and Buttercupland of 2022, but I don't anticipate that they will be the last. I've been snapping pictures closer to home and I'm fairly certain the hydrangea of Manhattan will be making an appearance later in the summer. I don't think anyone will mind. 

It was a great weekend with my beach visit and a birthday celebration for my painting friend, Carol. That, too, was a great time catching up with friends, many of whom I've only seen via a screen for the last few years. 

As ever, thanks for visiting. Good  wishes for the week ahead. 
 

9 comments

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You were able to get some beautiful pictures! My daughter has a large hydrangea bush like that here at the corner of her house. It is beautiful too. And is definitely a joy of summer ! Hope you have a great week ahead.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Hydrangeas are my favorite flower so I love these photos! Enjoy your week!

Jan H said...

Beautiful hydrangeas - I always anticipate your posts sharing your adventures, thoughts and pictures! Thank you, Jan H

Nellie said...

It’s great fun to catch up with friends! Beautiful hydrangeas! I believe they are my favorite flower of summer!

Marcia said...

They are so beautiful. I planted 3 of them last fall and look forward to blooms later in the summer. I'll make sure to photograph them to share.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

They are beautiful--both the pink and the blue, but I like the pink best.

LC said...

I have been missing visits to Buttercup land and was pleased to see the hydrangea post. My Daddy's hydrangeas were a deep and lovely blue. But lots of other southern neighbors then and now add something to their plant food so that various shades of blue, purple and pink appear. Whatever the color, I love the blooms and enjoy neighbors' gardening efforts.

Deb said...

I love hydrangeas too and have some in my little backyard garden - pink ones! So glad you were able to share such a lovely weekend with your friends. I hope you have a good week. See you again soon!

Sandy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. The flowers are beautiful. I love it when you get multiple colors within the same bush. My understanding is it has to do with the ash in the soil. Looking forward to more pictures.