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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dreaming Creamy White...

Stopped by the plant nursery today to pick up some Hummingbird food... and this Hydrangea called my name... but alas... I had to say ''no"... I'm afraid she wouldn't make it being planted in 100-degree temperatures in the middle of a drought...

But she would sure look pretty planted there right next to the front porch steps... Maybe next time pretty girl... we could use some pretty Hydrangeas... down here in French Lique...

13 comments:

donna baker said...

You know, I had never thought about a white hydrangea, but I bet it would be beautiful. I think your right about planting now. We went to Martha's Vineyard 10 years ago to the day, and you wouldn't believe the huge hydrangeas growing and blooming all over the island.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, Dixie. I hope your heat eases up soon! I mentioned to a Texas blogger last night that until I started blogging, I never knew how hot it got down in Texas. Funny how we learn so much geography doing this!!

We have been really blessed for two weeks now with temps in the mid 80's and a few nice downpours every couple of days. That's pretty average for us here in Chicago, but then some summers can be really hot and humid for days on end. Thank goodness for Lake Michigan!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Dixie and stay cool!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

blushing rose said...

Donna is right, the hydrangeas up there are exquisite ... I've never seen them so gorgeous.

The greatest thing for them is coffee grounds or anything acidic ... the colors that the acid creates are beyond belief.

TTFN ~ Marydon

bj said...

O, Dixie..I want to grow them so bad I can just taste it. But, you are right...too hot, dry and just plain, down right mean out here in West Texas for such beautiful hydrangeas. Hope you get one for your porch....:)

Laura said...

Miss Dixie - if anyone can figure out how to grow them in Texas you can-
keep me posted.

Laura

mbkatc230 said...

Don't think I've ever seen a white hydrangea, this would be lovely. But there is no way I'm planting anything right now. The heat is bad, but this drought is horrible. I'm starting to feel like a piece of beef jerky lol. Kathy

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I dearly wish I could have shared my gorgeous white hydrangeas with you all. There were enough for all of you and your relations!

I had to get rid of them last month since my dh is violently allergic to them (hives, swollen face, breathing problems--and that's if he barely brushes them in the yard). I feel like an axe murderer or something but after several years of his allergy getting more serious, I decided dh was more important.

I am still attacking their roots--they send out runners like you wouldn't believe.

At least I can decorate with silk ones in the house, eh?

Lynns Lovelies said...

HI Dixie..you are so right about the heat and hydrangeas.
I have one hydrangea that is on the 'shady' side of our house. With the water restrictions/cost of water I limit my outdoor watering. So every few days,I handwater my Blue hydrangea and a few other plants.
The white is so pretty...In Costco (just before Mother's Day) they had probably 50+ pink,blue and lilac hydrangeas~~it was so gorgeous..just a Sea of color!!
Happy Friday!
Hugs,
Lynn♥

Candy said...

I hear ya on that one. We must admire from afar. It almost looks like a heart the way that leave is hanging over.

Candy

Olive Rue said...

That's so pretty. I have never learned the art of drying these. Hope you have a good weekend!

trash talk said...

Run, don't walk, back and get you one. The white ones are hard to come by. Keep it in the house until cooler weather starts then transplant it. By next year, it'll handle the heat. I can't grow them in the ground so I keep them in pots.
Debbie

Dreams and Decor said...

Hydrangea are one of my favorite flowers, but I've never been able to grow them in this Texas heat! But I love to look at them on others' blogs! Patti

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Trying numerous times, I could never get a hydrangea or gardinias to grow in San Antonio. While in Texas, a LaVernia friend would bring me cuttings from her gardinia bush.
Now in Georgia, my gardens are full of these prize plants.
Now, I